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City with hard water at a number of points (6)

Ross

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'city' is the definition.
(Venice is an example)

'hard water at a number of points' is the wordplay.
'hard water' becomes 'ice'.
'at' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (I've seen this in other clues).
'a number of points' becomes 'ven' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'ice' after 'ven' is 'VENICE'.

'with' is the link.

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(Other definitions for venice that I've seen before include "Messages", "Wonderful Italian water-city", "major tourist attraction", "La Serenissima", "Italian city once known as Queen of the Adriatic".)