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Controlled line in river (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

calm

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Here is my best explanation:

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

'line in river' is the wordplay.
'line' becomes 'l'.
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'river' becomes 'cam' (I've seen this before**).
'l' placed within 'cam' is 'CALM'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for calm that I've seen before include "Peace, tranquillity", "At peace", "Collected", "Peaceful, tranquil", "Imperturbable, soothe", "Windless", "Serene", "Cool, not excited", "Peace or stillness" and "Still and quiet".)

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