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Devoured more than seven, say (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ate

'devoured' is the definition.
(I've seen this in other clues)

'more than seven say' is the wordplay.
'more than seven' becomes 'eight'.
'say' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'eight' is a homophone of 'ATE'.

(Other definitions for ate that I've seen before include "Devoured" , "Tea (anag.)" , "Ingested" , "Consumed food" , "Took food" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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