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It's for people with pull; not drifters (3)


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'it's for people with pull' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'not drifters' is the wordplay.
'not' becomes 'o' (I've seen this in other clues).
'drifters' becomes 'ar' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

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(Other definitions for oar that I've seen before include "Pusher" , "that may be feathered?" , "Crewman" , "Rowing blade" , "Rower's implement" .)

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