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Thrill to have good racket after losing clubs (7)

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glamour

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Here is my best explanation:

'thrill' is the definition.

'have good racket after losing clubs' is the subsidiary indication.

'have good' becomes 'g' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).

'racket' becomes 'clamour'.

'after losing' indicates named letters should be taken away.

'clubs' becomes 'c' (abbreviation used in card games such as bridge).

'clamour' with 'c' taken away is 'lamour'.

'g'+'lamour'='glamour'

'to' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for glamour that I've seen before include "Beauty created by clothes and make-up", "Alluring beauty or charm", "appeal", "Groomed beauty, allure", "Fascinating beauty", "sophisticated style", "Charm and allure", "Excitingly attractive quality", "Alluring beauty, very sexy" and "Alluring beauty, romantic aura".)

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