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Passion displayed by north eastern girl (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

irene

Here is my best explanation:

'girl' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'passion displayed by north eastern' is the subsidiary indication.

'passion' becomes 'ire'.

'displayed by' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'north' becomes 'n' ('N' can be a synonym of 'north').

'eastern' becomes 'e'.

'ire'+'n'+'e'='irene'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for irene that I've seen before include "Peaceful girl", "One can find a girl in Ree", "Girl's name; Soames Forsyte's first wife", "The girl of peace", "representative", "Greek godess of peace", "She", "Girl of peace", "Representative of peace" and "Greek goddess of peace (English name)".)

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