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Joy's husband, for example, no Romeo (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

elation

Here is my best explanation:

'joy's' is the definition.

(elation is a kind of joy)

'husband for example no romeo' is the subsidiary indication.

'husband for example' becomes 'relation' (husband is a kind of relation).

'no' suggests deleting specific letters.

'romeo' becomes 'r' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).

'relation' with 'r' taken out is 'elation'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for elation that I've seen before include "Exaltation", "State of pleasure about toe-nail", "Toenail (anag) -- delight", "Ecstasy -- toenail (anag)", "Feeling of joy for it alone", "Feeling of delight, joy", "Feeling of delight or pride", "Exhilaration", "Feeling of joy from toenail" and "Joy".)

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