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Longing to see area in East Germany (5)

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I believe the answer is:

eager

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Here is my best explanation:

'longing to see' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'area in east germany' is the wordplay.
'area' becomes 'a' (maths abbreviation).
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'east' becomes 'e' ('E' can be a synonym of 'east').
'germany' becomes 'ger' (I've seen this in other clues).
'e'+'ger'='eger'
'a' put within 'eger' is 'EAGER'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for eager that I've seen before include "Enthusiastic, agog", "Impatient", "Up for it", "Thirsty", "Showing keen interest", "Agree (anag.)", "hungry", "Ardent", "Sharp" and "Like some beavers".)

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