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Like a stranded sailor? (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ashore

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'stranded sailor?' is the definition.
'ashore' can be an answer for 'stranded' (I've seen this in another clue). I am not sure about the 'sailor?' bit.

'like a' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'like' could be 'as' and 'as' is present in the answer.
The remaining letters 'hore' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for ashore that I've seen before include "Hoarse (anag)", "in port?", "On land (as opposed to the sea)", "Going on land from sea", "on terra firma".)

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