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Attacks with a 'furious fastid­iousness', ultimately — fine to ignore flaws (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

assaults

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Here is my best explanation:

'attacks' is the definition.
('assault' can be a synonym of 'attack')

'ultimately fine to ignore flaws' is the wordplay.
'ultimately' becomes 'ass' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'fine' becomes 'f' (abbreviation).
'to ignore' suggests deleting specific letters.
'flaws' becomes 'faults' ('fault' can be a synonym of 'flaw').
'faults' with 'f' removed is 'aults'.
'ass'+'aults'='ASSAULTS'

'with a furious fastidiousness' is the link.
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This clue was last seen in The Guardian