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She was ruined by Ernie (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

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

'ruined by ernie' is the wordplay.
'ruined by' indicates anagramming the letters.
'ernie' with letters rearranged gives 'IRENE'.

'was' is the link.


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This clue was last seen in The Globe and Mail

(Other definitions for irene that I've seen before include "US actress, -- Dunne", "Girl's name (meaning Peace)", "The girl of peace", "Girl of peace", "Goddess of peace - Byzantine ruler", "Representative of peace", "Greek goddess of peace (English name)", "In Greek mythology, the goddess of peace", "Female name" and "Greek godess of peace".)

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