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Designed me a theatre (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

meant

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Here is my best explanation:

'designed' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'me a theatre' is the subsidiary indication.
'theatre' becomes 'nt' (National Theatre).
'me'+'a'+'nt'='meant'

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for meant that I've seen before include "no accident", "proposed", "Deliberate", "as intended", "Intended, had in mind", "Aimed", "Intentional", "represented", "planned" and "Denoted".)

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