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Permit takes time for Latvian (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

lett

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Here is my best explanation:

'latvian' is the definition.

'permit takes time for' is the wordplay.
'permit' becomes 'let' ('let' can be a synonym of 'permit').
'takes' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'time for' becomes 't' (I've seen this in other clues).
'let'+'t'='LETT'

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(Other definitions for lett that I've seen before include "Balt", "Native of Latvia", "Baltic citizen", "northerner", "native" and "East European".)

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