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Runner beginning to run, one runs! (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'runner' is the definition.

'beginning to run one runs' is the wordplay.
'beginning to' indicates taking the first letters.
'one' becomes 'ace' ('ace' can be a synonym of 'one').
'runs' becomes 'r' (cricket abbreviation).
The initial letter of 'run' is 'r'.


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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for racer that I've seen before include "Athlete", "One car", "sportsman", "Fast competitive car or animal", "Run competitor; snake", "fast car", "Participant in speed contest", "Bike, perhaps", "Fast-moving snake" and "Fast mover".)

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