Crossword Genius

Distant object is an old coin (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

farthing

'an old coin' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'distant object' is the wordplay.
'distant' becomes 'far' (synonyms).
'object' becomes 'thing'.
'far'+'thing'='FARTHING'

'is' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for farthing that I've seen before include "One quarter of an old penny: measure of land in old England" , "Old quarter of a penny is a remote object" , "once of minimal value" , "Smallest coin once" , "Old piece" .)

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