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As Di having left, lively party’s ending (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

quashing

Here is my best explanation:

'ending' is the definition.

'as di having left lively party's' is the subsidiary indication.

'as' becomes 'qua' (I've seen this in other clues).

'having left' is a deletion indicator.

'lively party' becomes 'shindig' (I've seen this before).

'shindig' with 'di' taken out is 'shing'.

'qua'+'shing'='quashing'

This clue was last seen in The Times
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