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Controlled line in river (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

calm

Here is my best explanation:

'controlled' is the definition.

'line in river' is the subsidiary indication.

'line' becomes 'l'.

'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'river' becomes 'cam' (river in Cambridge, England**).

'l' put into 'cam' is 'calm'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for calm that I've seen before include "Absence of wind", "Peace, tranquillity", "At peace", "Halcyon", "Serene", "Still and quiet", "Still or peaceful", "Composure or serenity", "Cool, not excited" and "Composed and collected".)

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