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Queen finally confined to large old house (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

bingo

'house' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'queen finally confined to large old' is the wordplay.
'finally' indicates one should take the final letters.
'confined to' indicates putting letters inside.
'large' becomes 'big' ('big' can be a synonym of 'large'**).
'old' becomes 'o' (common abbreviation eg in OE for Old English).
The last letter of 'queen' is 'n'.
'n' inserted into 'big' is 'bing'.
'bing'+'o'='BINGO'

(Other definitions for bingo that I've seen before include "I've completed my card!", "Game of chance", "Voila!", "Game in which "two little ducks" might be called", "Popular gambling game in which numbers are called at random".)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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