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Exploding star (4)


I think it could be either:



'exploding star' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

This is all the clue.

(Other definitions for nova that I've seen before include "Star that suddenly increases in brightness" , "Newly bright star" , "Star that becomes much brighter for short time" , "Star suddenly erupting in brightness" , "It shines" .)

I've seen this clue in the Universal, The New York Times, The Times and the Penny Press.
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