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Gone off a place in Italy (5)


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'in italy' is the definition.
('Genoa' is part of 'italy')

'gone off a' is the wordplay.
'off' indicates an anagram.
'gone' with letters rearranged gives 'geno'.

'place' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for genoa that I've seen before include "Type of rich fruit cake" , "North Italian port" , "Seaport in northwestern Italy" , "Italian city has no age, oddly" , "City of Italy" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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