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Month accompanying a star (4)


I believe the answer is:


'star' is the definition.
(I know that nova is a type of star)

'month accompanying a' is the wordplay.
'month' becomes 'nov' (abbreviation for November).
'accompanying' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

(Other definitions for nova that I've seen before include "It shines" , "Suddenly expanding star" , "Star showing a sudden temporary increase in brightness" , "Suddenly bright star" , "Newly bright star" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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