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Returned wine, second-rate one found on flight (8)


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'flight' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
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'returned wine second-rate one found on' is the wordplay.
'returned' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.
'wine' becomes 'retsina' (type of Greek wine).
'second rate' becomes 'b'.
'one found on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'retsina' in reverse letter order is 'anister'.
'anister' after 'b' is 'BANISTER'.

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(Other definitions for banister that I've seen before include "support at hand on flight" , "Stair rail" , "Staircase railing" , "Stair handrail and supports" , "Upright supporting handrail of stairs" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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