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The riddle is possibly woman! (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sieve

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Here is my best explanation:

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

'is possibly woman' is the subsidiary indication.
'possibly' indicates an anagram.
'woman' becomes 'eve' (Eve is an example**).
'is' anagrammed gives 'si'.
'si'+'eve'='sieve'

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for sieve that I've seen before include "Wire mesh utensil", "Utensil with meshed bottom", "Meshed kitchen utensil", "Fine strainer", "Kitchen utensil", "Strain", "Colander", "Separate", "Riddle, strain" and "Device for separating lumps".)

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