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Particular star's upward movement, receiving medal finally (5)


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'particular star's upward' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'movement receiving medal finally' is the wordplay.
'movement' becomes 'soar' (soar is a kind of movement).
'receiving' is an insertion indicator.
'finally' says to take the final letters.
The final letter of 'medal' is 'l'.
'soar' enclosing 'l' is 'SOLAR'.

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(Other definitions for solar that I've seen before include "Using the energy of the sun" , "Sun-powered" , "Coming from the sun" , "Particular star's" , "type of radiation" .)

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