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In general, a mournful site of battle (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

alamo

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Here is my best explanation:

'battle' is the definition.
(famous mission and siege from the Texas revolution)

'in general a mournful site' is the subsidiary indication.
'in' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'alamo' is hidden within 'general a mournful site'.

'of' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for alamo that I've seen before include "Mission building in Texas, site of famous siege by Mexico", "Massacre scene in Texas", "The --, Texan mission besieged in 1836", "Where Jim Bowie died", "US mission", "Texas site of 1836 siege", "Famous battle site in Texas", "Site of famous battle in Texas", "The --, historic mission in Texas" and "Davy Crockett's last stand".)

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