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Part of goal to get from one end of pub to the other? (8)


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'part of goal' is the definition.
('crossbar' is part of 'goal')

'pub to the other?' is the wordplay.
'pub' becomes 'bar' (both are drinking establishments).
'to' means one lot of letters go next to another (I've seen this in other clues).
'the other?' becomes 'cross' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'bar' put after 'cross' is 'CROSSBAR'.

'to get from one end of' is the link.
I am not very happy about this link. Some or all of it may be part of another bit of the clue.

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(Other definitions for crossbar that I've seen before include "Goal's top member" , "Horizontal part of a goal" , "Helps to define the goal" , "Horizontal beam over goal posts" , "what one may tip over?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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