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She may turn out to be Eastern alien (6)


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'she may' is the definition.
'elaine' can be an answer for 'may' (I've seen this in another clue). I am not certain of the 'she' bit.

'turn out to be eastern alien' is the wordplay.
'turn out' indicates anagramming the letters.
'to be eastern' becomes 'e'.
'ealien' with letters rearranged gives 'ELAINE'.

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(Other definitions for elaine that I've seen before include "Girl" , "Mother of sir Galahad" , "-- Paige, singer" , ""The lily maid of Astolat"" , "Woman" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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