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Spurs soar after developing boxing exercise (7)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'spurs' is the definition.

'soar after developing boxing exercise' is the subsidiary indication.

'after developing' indicates an anagram.

'boxing' indicates putting letters inside ('box' can mean contain, as in to put in a box).

'exercise' becomes 'use' ('use' can be a synonym of 'exercise').

'soar' with letters rearranged gives 'aros'.

'aros' enclosing 'use' is 'arouses'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for arouses that I've seen before include "Stimulates", "gets excited" and "Inspires".)


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