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Young woman enthralled by hearing organ with unknown agent (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

emissary

Here is my best explanation:

'agent' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'young woman enthralled by hearing organ with unknown' is the subsidiary indication.

'young woman' becomes 'miss' ('miss' can be a synonym of 'young woman'**).

'enthralled by' indicates putting letters inside (\'enthral\' can mean \'capture\').

'hearing organ' becomes 'ear' (I've seen this before).

'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'unknown' becomes 'y' (algebra).

'miss' inserted inside 'ear' is 'emissar'.

'emissar'+'y'='emissary'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for emissary that I've seen before include "Government messenger", "Diplomatic messenger", "Legate", "Someone sent on a mission", "Representative sent on a mission", "Spy", "Diplomat sent on special task", "Representative on special mission", "Person sent on a diplomatic mission" and "Delegate".)

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