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Like a sphere to throw into the wind, as it has no tail (6)


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'wind as it has no tail' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this defines the answer.

'like a sphere to throw into' is the wordplay.
'like a sphere' becomes 'gal' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'to throw' becomes 'lob' (lobbing is a kind of throwing).
'into' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'gal' placed around 'lob' is 'GLOBAL'.

'the' is the link.

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(Other definitions for global that I've seen before include "Planetary" , "Going round the world" , "Like big village" , "Across the world" , "Comprehensive" .)

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