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Vault over line, a fair game (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

tombola

Here is my best explanation:

'fair game' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'vault over line a' is the subsidiary indication.

'vault' becomes 'tomb' (I've seen this before).

'over' becomes 'o' (cricket abbreviation**).

'line' becomes 'l'.

'tomb'+'o'+'l'+'a'='tombola'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for tombola that I've seen before include "Lottery game", "Lottery with a rotating drum", "Draw", "Ticket-drawing game", "Tickets are drawn from a revolving drum in this raffle", "form", "fair game", "fund-raising event", "gambling activity" and "Form of lottery".)

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