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Leading man to fight in Bosnian town (5,4)


I believe the answer is:

movie star

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'leading man' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

'fight in bosnian town' is the wordplay.
'fight' becomes 'vie' (I've seen this in other clues).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'bosnian town' becomes 'mostar' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'vie' inserted within 'mostar' is 'MOVIE-STAR'.

'to' is the link.

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(Other definitions for movie star that I've seen before include "VIP on set" , "Big player" , "Film idol" , "Cruise, perhaps" , "Hoping for an Oscar" .)

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