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Either way, woman's not denying love affair (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'affair' is the definition.

'either way woman's not denying love' is the wordplay.
'either way woman' becomes 'eve' (palindromic woman's name).
'denying' is a deletion indicator.
'love' becomes 'o' (In tennis, 'love' means 'zero').
'not' with 'o' taken away is 'nt'.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian