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He ends up in the relay race or tug-of-war (6,3)


I believe the answer is:

anchor man

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'he ends up in the relay' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'race or tug-of-war' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'race' could be 'man' (I've seen this before) and 'man' is found in the answer.
'or' is found in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for anchor man that I've seen before include "Last runner in a relay race - person presenting a TV show" , "Male TV host" , "Last person in relay race - TV presenter" , "TV_presenter" .)

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