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Private hotel on lively Rome street (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

innermost

Here is my best explanation:

'private' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'hotel on lively rome street' is the subsidiary indication.

'hotel' becomes 'inn' (inn is a kind of hotel).

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

'lively' indicates an anagram (I've seen this in other clues).

'street' becomes 'st'.

'rome' anagrammed gives 'ermo'.

'inn'+'ermo'+'st'='innermost'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for innermost that I've seen before include "Private", "Closest to the centre" and "Furthest in".)

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