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Sally of timeless mockery? (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

aunt

Here is my best explanation:

'sally' is the definition.

(Aunt Sally, traditional game)

I don't understand the rest of the clue.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for aunt that I've seen before include "Relation", "Charley's in play?", "female relative", "Relative", "Female relative", "Wife of one's uncle", "Parent's female sibling", "Tuna (anag.)", "A parent's sister" and "Female relation".)

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