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Decoration made of smooth foil (4,5)


I believe the answer is:

iron cross

'decoration' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'smooth foil' is the wordplay.
'smooth' becomes 'iron' (to smooth down with an iron).
'foil' becomes 'cross' (synonyms).
'iron'+'cross'='IRON CROSS'

'made of' is the link.

(Other definitions for iron cross that I've seen before include "German military medal" , "foreign decoration" , "European award" , "German wartime medal" , "honour" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Sunday Times.
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