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The sailor boys’ ball (3)


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Here is my best explanation:

'ball' is the definition.

('orb' can be a synonym of 'ball')

'the sailor boys'' is the subsidiary indication.

'orb' is hidden within the letters.

However, I am unsure how the hidden word is indicated.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for orb that I've seen before include "Item of insignia", "A sphere or globe", "Ornamental globe", "Ceremonial globe carried by a monarch", "Spherical object or shape", "Spherical symbol of monarch's power", "Ring", "Globe", "Royal sphere (paired with 13 across)" and "Heavenly body".)


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