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

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I believe the answer is:

event

Here is my best explanation:

'affair' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'either way woman's not denying love' is the subsidiary indication.

'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 out is 'nt'.

'eve'+'nt'='event'

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for event that I've seen before include "High jump, say", "Thing that happens", "'Occurrence, happening (5)'", "Incident, occurrence", "episode", "Incident - final outcome", "Happening, noteworthy perhaps", "400 metres?", "horse-riding competition" and "ride competitively".)

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