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The French port is very heavy (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

leaden

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Here is my best explanation:

'very heavy' is the definition.

'the french port' is the wordplay.
'the french' becomes 'le'.
'port' becomes 'aden' (I've seen this before).
'le'+'aden'='LEADEN'

'is' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for leaden that I've seen before include "Oppressive", "Heavy and slow, as if weighted down with heavy metal", "Gloomy - slow-moving", "Dull, heavy, slow", "Leaned over in slow, heavy way", "Slow like heavy metal", "Heavy - plodding", "Describes grey overcast skies", "Heavy - dull" and "Heavy - overcast".)

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