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Composer left after wild party (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ravel

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Here is my best explanation:

'composer' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'left after wild party' is the wordplay.
'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation).
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'wild party' becomes 'rave' (I've seen this before).
'l' put after 'rave' is 'RAVEL'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for ravel that I've seen before include "French composer, Maurice (1875-1937)", "Entangle - French composer, d. 1937", "He scored", "Bolero's composer", "Bolero composer, d. 1937", "Musician", "Tangle or become tangled", "Fray; composer", "fray" and "note-writer observed".)

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