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All-in wrestling with bear: one’s up on points? (9)


I believe the answer is:


'one's up on points?' is the definition.
(as in 'en pointe', on tip toes in ballet shoes)

'all-in wrestling with bear' is the wordplay.
'wrestling with' is an anagram indicator.
'allin' mixed up with 'bear' makes 'BALLERINA'.

(Other definitions for ballerina that I've seen before include "Female dancer, could be prima" , "girl from the Kirov?" , "She dances to a rain bell" , "Danseuse" , "agile performer" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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