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Runner beginning to run, one runs! (5)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'runner' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'beginning to run one runs' is the subsidiary indication.

'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'.


This clue was last seen in The Times

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


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