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Distant meteor to break up (6)


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'distant' is the definition.
(I know that distant can be written as remote)

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(Other definitions for remote that I've seen before include "Detached" , "in the middle of nowhere" , "Slight possibility" , "Far off; outside (chance)" , "Hand-held TV control" .)

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