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Percussionist hero accompanying Romeo (5)


I believe the answer is:


'percussionist' is the definition.
(Ringo Starr, drummer from The Beatles)

'hero accompanying romeo' is the wordplay.
'hero' becomes 'star' (as in the star of a film).
'accompanying' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'romeo' becomes 'r' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).

(Other definitions for starr that I've seen before include "Beatle Ringo" , "Freddie . . . . . Ate My Hamster" , "English rock star and drummer, b. 1940" , "Ringo - (The Beatles)" , "Ringo --, drummer" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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