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British (cryptic) crossword puzzle hint:

Why earring is twisted for Buck star? [4,4]

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  • $\begingroup$ not clear about are you asking a question or telling an answer to previous puzzle ? :( but i haven't down voted...since you might would like to explain :) $\endgroup$ – user2408578 Apr 22 '15 at 13:15
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    $\begingroup$ I think it's clear enough to people who know Cryptics. Unfortunately, this is a clue that's vague enough that I'd probably need to cross some letters in order to figure it out, and I don't really have that option here. $\endgroup$ – Bailey M Apr 22 '15 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ I am asking a question. There is no previous puzzle (that I know of). $\endgroup$ – Jiminion Apr 22 '15 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ Don't understand the downvote..... $\endgroup$ – Jiminion Apr 22 '15 at 13:25
  • $\begingroup$ We don't understand the question... could you make it more clear what we're supposed to do? $\endgroup$ – Cullub Apr 22 '15 at 13:29
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The answer is

Erin Gray

because apparently

she starred in a Buck Rogers TV series long ago. I'd never heard of it before, but the Buck star part gave it away. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

And her name is an anagram of "Y EARRING", as I'm sure you already realised.

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  • $\begingroup$ Ahhhh. I had the anagram part down, but I've never heard of the show... $\endgroup$ – Bailey M Apr 22 '15 at 13:46
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    $\begingroup$ Um, check the wikipedia link a bit more closely. $\endgroup$ – Jiminion Apr 22 '15 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Jiminion Haha, yes I see what you mean $\endgroup$ – squeamish ossifrage Apr 22 '15 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ How have none of you heard of Buck Rogers? I wasn't even born yet, but I know about it because Daffy Duck used to be featured in Duck Rogers shorts on Looney Tunes. Come on, guys! $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Apr 22 '15 at 14:32
  • $\begingroup$ @IanMacDonald I think we've all heard of Buck Rogers. I was referring to the TV show that ran for 2 series about 35 years ago. $\endgroup$ – squeamish ossifrage Apr 22 '15 at 14:54

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