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A tiller turned out to be exact (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

literal

'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.
'a'+'tiller'='atiller'
'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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