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Grim end to a ship (5)


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I believe this clue is a triple definition!

'grim' is the first definition.
(I know that grim can be written as stern)

'end' is the second definition.
(I have seen 'Rear end ' mean 'stern' so perhaps 'end' could also mean 'stern')

'to a' is a link.

'ship' is the third definition.

(Other definitions for stern that I've seen before include "Unsmiling" , "having a forbidding appearance" , "Poop" , "Rear; severe, serious" , "Severe part of the ship?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian, The Globe and Mail and The Telegraph.
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