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Country to support province after reverse (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

india

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Here is my best explanation:

'country' is the definition.
(India is an example)

'support province after reverse' is the wordplay.
'support' becomes 'aid' ('aid' can be a synonym of 'support'**).
'province' becomes 'ni' (I've seen this in other clues).
'after' says to put letters next to each other.
'reverse' says the letters should be written in reverse.
'aid'+'ni'='aidni'
'aidni' reversed gives 'INDIA'.

'to' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for india that I've seen before include "I identified on radio", "[TEST TEAM]", "The country", "land in the East", "Sub-continental country", "where to ring for help?", "Cricket team", "Big country", "Kiss; quarter of a bushel" and "Commonwealth state".)

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