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Awfully long, awful massacre often starts battle (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

alamo

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Here is my best explanation:

'battle' is the definition.
(famous mission and siege from the Texas revolution)

'awfully long awful massacre often starts' is the wordplay.
'starts' suggests taking the first letters.
The first letters of 'awfully long awful massacre often' is 'ALAMO'.

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