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Star's key broadcast (6)


I believe the answer is:


'star's' is the definition.
(Altair is a star in the constellation of Aquila)

'key broadcast' is the wordplay.
'key' becomes 'alt' (the Alt keyboard button).
'broadcast' becomes 'air' (to air on TV).

(Other definitions for altair that I've seen before include "A trial (anag) - star" , "Lariat (anag) - star in Aquila" , "Bright star; lariat (anag.)" , "Heavenly body" , "Member of Eagle family" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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