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Range of former shelter (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

extent

'range' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'former shelter' is the wordplay.
'former' becomes 'ex' (prefix meaning former or onetime).
'shelter' becomes 'tent' (canvas shelter).
'ex'+'tent'='EXTENT'

'of' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for extent that I've seen before include "Measure" , "Compass, scope" , "stretch" , "Area something covers" , "Range or scope of something" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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