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Torn material gets valued (9)


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Here is my best explanation:

'torn' is the definition.
(lacerating is a kind of tearing)

'material gets valued' is the wordplay.
'material' becomes 'lace' (lace is a kind of material**).
'gets' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'valued' becomes 'rated' (rating is a kind of valuing).


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for lacerated that I've seen before include "torn apart?", "Torn", "Distressed", "badly torn", "cut" and "Cut deeply".)

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