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Lively embraces providing calm (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

pacify

Here is my best explanation:

'calm' is the definition.

(pacifying is a kind of calming)

'lively embraces providing' is the subsidiary indication.

'lively' becomes 'pacy'.

'embraces' is an insertion indicator.

'providing' becomes 'if' (I've seen this in other clues).

'pacy' placed around 'if' is 'pacify'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for pacify that I've seen before include "Make calm, appease", "Make calmer", "Calm", "In calm", "Soothe - appease", "Placate, calm", "Appease - subdue", "Quieten", "Quell the anger of" and "Bring peace to (a place)".)

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