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Defeats (5)

Ross

I think it could be either:

beats

bests

'defeats' is the definition.
(beating is a kind of defeating)

This is all the clue.

(Other definitions for beats that I've seen before include "Tans" , "Rhythms" , "Buffets" , "Regular routes for policemen" .)

I've seen this clue in the King Feature Syndicate, The Star Tribune, the Evening Standard and The Telegraph.
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