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Burnt material and rock on the seafront (6)


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'on the seafront' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'burnt material and rock' is the wordplay.
'burnt material' becomes 'ash' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'and' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'rock' becomes 'ore' (ores are found in rocks).

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(Other definitions for ashore that I've seen before include "Toward land from the sea" , "On land (as opposed to the sea)" , "Hoarse being no longer at sea" , "in port?" , "Onto land (from the water)" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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