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Penelope shuns writer to leave with lover (5)

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I believe the answer is:

elope

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'leave with lover' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'penelope shuns writer' is the wordplay.
'ELOPE' is hidden in amongst the letters.
However, I am unsure how the hidden word is indicated.

'to' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for elope that I've seen before include "(Lovers) run away" , "Run away with one's beloved" , "Run away to Gretna Green?" , "Run away in secret" , "do a moonlight flit" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun and The sun.
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