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Freely traverse the mountains (5)


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This clue could be a double definition.

'freely traverse' is the first definition.
'range' can be an answer for 'traverse' (thesaurus). I am not sure about the 'freely' bit.

'mountains' is the second definition.
(range of mountains)

'the' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for range that I've seen before include "Walk for miles" , "Mountain chain" , "Area for shooting practice" , "Variety; wander" , "Large stove" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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