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Digger versus a Roman goddess (7)


I believe the answer is:


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

'digger versus a' is the wordplay.
'digger' becomes 'miner' (I've seen this in another clue).
'versus' becomes 'v'.

(Other definitions for minerva that I've seen before include "female of great wisdom" , "Roman goddess of crafts and wisdom - a vermin (anag)" , "wise goddess" , "embodiment of wisdom" , "Divine female" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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