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A basket an Indian has left behind (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

creel

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'a basket' is the definition.
(basket for holding fish)

'an indian has left behind' is the wordplay.
'an indian' becomes 'Cree' (Cree is an example).
'has left behind' becomes 'l' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'cree'+'l'='CREEL'

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(Other definitions for creel that I've seen before include "Wicker basket for fish" , "Angler's wicker basket" , "Wickerwork basket" , "lobster basket" , "Bobbin rack" .)

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