I just added clj-866-test-vars.patch (22/Oct/12 6:09PM).
I had to implement this hackishly in Leiningen a few days ago, so I'm very excited to get this functionality in clojure.test itself.
This patch adds a test-vars function that solves this problem (and is more general). You can test as many vars as you want with it, with fixtures. It works by grouping vars passed by their namespace and then running them all with appropriate fixtures applied. Being able to run a single test isn't the problem here, being able to run only specific tests is. If we wrote a function to run one test with fixtures but we actually needed to run several, just not all tests, we'd end up having to run once-fixtures more than once which is wasteful. I think test-vars is a good solution that solves both this problem and the one I just mentioned.