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It's a long story (4)

Ross

I think it could be either:

yarn

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'long story' is the definition.

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(Other definitions for yarn that I've seen before include "Story, and thread or wool, say" , "Long involved story" , "Rope" , "Rambling story" , "Spun thread; long story" .)

I've seen this clue in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, the Evening Standard and The New York Times.
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