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Aviatrix gives listener courage we hear (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

earhart

Here is my best explanation:

'aviatrix' is the definition.

(amelia earhart)

'listener courage we hear' is the subsidiary indication.

'listener' becomes 'ear'.

'courage' becomes 'heart' (heart is a kind of courage).

'we hear' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.

'heart' is a homophone of 'hart'.

'ear'+'hart'='earhart'

'gives' is the link.

(Other definitions for earhart that I've seen before include "high-flier", "they failed to find her", "Amelia -, US aviation pioneer", "Flying ace", "Amelia --, first woman to fly the Atlantic", "Amelia __ , aviator, d. 1937", "Aviator", "Amelia ......, American pioneer aviator", "Amelia . . . . . . ., U.S. pioneer aviator" and "Amelia --, air pioneer".)

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