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Reformed persons finally make comeback (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

response

Here is my best explanation:

'comeback' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'reformed persons finally make' is the wordplay.
'reformed' indicates an anagram.
'finally' says to take the final letters.
The final letter of 'make' is 'e'.
'persons' is an anagram of 'respons'.
'respons'+'e'='RESPONSE'

This clue was last seen in The Times