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Missile's point raised creating noxious vapours (7)


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'noxious vapours' is the definition.

'missile's point raised' is the wordplay.
'missile's' becomes 'sams' (abbreviation for surface-to-air missile).
'point' becomes 'aim' (I've seen this before**).
'raised' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.
'samsaim' in reverse letter order is 'MIASMAS'.

'creating' acts as a link.

(Another definition for miasmas that I've seen is " unpleasant atmospheres".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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