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A tiller turned out to be exact (7)


I believe the answer is:


'be exact' is the definition.
('literal' can be similar in meaning to 'exact')

'a tiller turned out' is the wordplay.
'turned out' indicates an anagram.
'atiller' is an anagram of 'LITERAL'.

'to' is the link.

(Other definitions for literal that I've seen before include "All tire (anag.)" , "Tell IRA (anag) - word for word" , "Textual error" , "primary sense" , "Word-for-word" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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