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Struck with small glove (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

smitten

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Here is my best explanation:

'struck with' is the definition.

'small glove' is the wordplay.
'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).
'glove' becomes 'mitten' (mitten is a kind of glove).
's'+'mitten'='SMITTEN'

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for smitten that I've seen before include "Enamoured", "bowled over", "Affected or struck by, disease or desire", "Much affected; struck", "Severely afflicted", "Severely affected (by something)", "Deeply in love", "Charmed", "Afflicted by foolish fondness" and "Besotted, enamoured".)

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