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Eastern typhoon destroyed something alluring (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

honeypot

Here is my best explanation:

'something alluring' is the definition.

'eastern typhoon destroyed' is the wordplay.
'eastern' becomes 'e'.
'destroyed' indicates anagramming the letters.
'e'+'typhoon'='etyphoon'
'etyphoon' anagrammed gives 'HONEYPOT'.

This clue was last seen in The Times