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Source of oil in southeast unaltered (6)


I believe the answer is:


'source of oil' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'southeast unaltered' is the wordplay.
'southeast' becomes 'SE' (synonyms).
'unaltered' becomes 'same' (I've seen this in another clue).

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for sesame that I've seen before include "said to be effective in opening spell" , "Opening word for the oilplant?" , "Seeds producing an edible oil" , "Seed or oil used in cooking" , "Password of the Arabian Nights" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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