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Ross

I think it could be either:

avid

stem

(Other definitions for avid that I've seen before include "Greedy or eagerly desirous" , "Zealous, enthusiastic" , "Fervent" , "hungry" , "deeply enthusiastic" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard, The Independent and The Guardian.
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