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Takes off bloomers after a day (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

satirises

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Here is my best explanation:

'takes off' is the definition.

'bloomers after a day' is the wordplay.
'bloomers' becomes 'irises'.
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'a day' becomes 'sat' (I've seen this before).
'irises' after 'sat' is 'SATIRISES'.

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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for satirises that I've seen before include "Makes exaggerated attacks", "Sends up", "Makes fun of" and "Ridicules".)

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