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Woman must go without instant dessert (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

semolina

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

'woman must go without instant' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'woman' could be 'lina' and 'lina' is located in the answer.
'instant' could be 'mo' and 'mo' is found in the answer.
The remaining letters 'se' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for semolina that I've seen before include "sweet" , "Type of milk pudding" , "Form of wheat for puddings" , "Wheat milk pudding" , "Milled wheat product" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun and The Times.
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