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Star skater is spoilt (8)


I believe the answer is:


'star' is the definition.
(I know that star can be written as asterisk)

'skater is spoilt' is the wordplay.
'spoilt' is an anagram indicator.
'skateris' is an anagram of 'ASTERISK'.

(Other definitions for asterisk that I've seen before include "Character drawing attention to footnote" , "Star-shape on the page" , "Footnote marker" , "Sarkiest (Anag)" , "Star-like symbol as reference mark" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Sun.
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