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Location around River Wear (5)

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I believe the answer is:

sport

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Here is my best explanation:

'wear' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'location around river' is the wordplay.
'location' becomes 'spot' (spot is a kind of location).
'around' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'river' becomes 'r'.
'spot' enclosing 'r' is 'SPORT'.

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