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Captive (7)


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'captive' is the definition.
(hostage is a kind of captive)

This is all the clue.

(Other definitions for hostage that I've seen before include "Prisoner - pawn" , "Prisoner held as surety" , "One held as security" , "Prisoner held as security" , "One held for ransom" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun, the Evening Standard, The Independent and The Irish Independent.
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