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Power of second crew (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

steam

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Here is my best explanation:

'power' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'second crew' is the wordplay.
'second' becomes 's' (common abbreviation).
'crew' becomes 'team' (I've seen this before).
's'+'team'='STEAM'

'of' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for steam that I've seen before include "Mates (anag)", "Letter opener", "comes with a hiss?", "cook", "Gas from boiling water", "Vapour; energy", "Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere", "fume", "Source of energy" and "It's water mist, mates".)

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