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Peru turned out to be spotless (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

pure

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Here is my best explanation:

'spotless' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'peru turned out' is the subsidiary indication.
'turned out' indicates an anagram.
'peru' anagrammed gives 'pure'.

'to be' is the link.

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(Other definitions for pure that I've seen before include "Virtuous", "Nothing but; innocent", "Unalloyed", "Not mixed or adulterated", "Flawless, unsullied", "Virgin", "Innocent; unsullied", "Unmixed with anything else", "Free of extraneous elements of any kind" and "Undefiled".)

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