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Concerned with tense meal? (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

repast

'meal?' is the definition.
(synonyms)

'concerned with tense' is the wordplay.
'concerned with' becomes 're' (re can mean regarding, concerning).
'tense' becomes 'past' (past is a kind of tense).
're'+'past'='REPAST'

(Other definitions for repast that I've seen before include "A formal sort of meal", "Something to eat", "A meal concerning time gone by", "Prates about meal", "lunch?".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.
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