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Female resident of island or isthmus? (5)


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'female resident' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'of island or isthmus?' is the wordplay.
'of' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'DORIS' is hidden in the letters of 'island or isthmus'.

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(Other definitions for doris that I've seen before include "In Greek myth, wife of sea-god Nereus" , "Female name" , "Woman" , "Woman's name" , "-- Day, actress" .)

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