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Travel free, heading east (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ride

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Here is my best explanation:

'travel' is the definition.
(ride is a kind of travel)

'free heading east' is the subsidiary indication.
'free' becomes 'rid' ('rid' can be a synonym of 'free'**).
'heading east' becomes 'e' (abbreviation).
'rid'+'e'='ride'

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for ride that I've seen before include "Be transported", "Sally", "Take journey", "Sit on (a horse/vehicle)", "To control", "Journey as passenger", "Travel on (a bicycle)", "Be carried", "What suckers are taken for" and "Travel (on a bike, perhaps)".)

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