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Leander got her love (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

hero

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Here is my best explanation:

'leander' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are singular nouns.
Perhaps there's an association between them I don't understand?

'her love' is the wordplay.
'love' becomes 'o' (In tennis, 'love' means 'zero').
'her'+'o'='HERO'

'got' is the link.

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