Crossword Genius

Points said to be knocked off (for blemishes?) (5)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'blemishes?' is the definition.
(spot is a kind of blemish)

I can't explain the remainder of the clue.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for spots that I've seen before include "Sees" , "Picks out" , "Acne" , "Espies the blobs?" , "Catches sight of" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app