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Some fun duenna finds excessive (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

undue

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Here is my best explanation:

'excessive' is the definition.
('undue' can be a synonym of 'excessive')

'some fun duenna finds' is the wordplay.
'some' indicates a hidden word (some of the parts of the word are used).
'UNDUE' can be found hidden inside 'fun duenna finds'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for undue that I've seen before include "Needless; excessive", "Excessive, unreasonable", "Lacking justification", "Excessively, unreasonably", "Inordinate", "Inappropriate - excessive", "Excessive amount", "improper", "too much" and "Improper".)

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