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Relative of American set free (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

auntie

Here is my best explanation:

'relative' is the definition.

(auntie is a kind of relative)

'american set free' is the subsidiary indication.

'american' becomes 'a' (common abbreviation - e.g. in organisation names).

'set free' becomes 'untie' (I've seen this before).

'a'+'untie'='auntie'

'of' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for auntie that I've seen before include "Kinswoman", "Relative (colloq.)", "But is she a relative", "Female relative", "beeb", "BBC's nickname", "Family relative", "BBC; relative (colloq,)", "BBC nickname" and "Close relative".)

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