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Looks to dispose of stone god (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ares

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Here is my best explanation:

'god' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'looks to dispose of stone' is the wordplay.
'looks' becomes 'stares' (stare is a kind of look).
'to dispose of' is a deletion indicator.
'stone' becomes 'st'.
'stares' with 'st' removed is 'ARES'.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for ares that I've seen before include "War god", "Olympian", "Land measures", "Belligerent god", "figure of worship", "Greek god of war", "War-god" and "God of war".)

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