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Romeo embraced by a steamy lover (7)


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'lover' is the definition.
(I know that amorist is a type of lover)

'romeo embraced by a steamy' is the wordplay.
'romeo' becomes 'r' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).
'embraced by' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'steamy' becomes 'moist' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'r' placed into 'amoist' is 'AMORIST'.

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(Other definitions for amorist that I've seen before include "one loves" , "Writer on love" , "Ovid, for one" , "Lover" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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