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Still reaching for the stars during theatre night (5)


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'still' is the definition.
(not moving)

'for the stars during theatre night' is the wordplay.
'INERT' is hidden backwards in amongst the letters.
But, I am not sure how this is indicated.

'reaching' is the link.

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(Other definitions for inert that I've seen before include "'Not moving, lifeless (5)'" , "like nitrogen" , "Chem. non-reactive" , "Disinclined to act" , "Leaden" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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