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Of overseas origin, like Ian (5)


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'of overseas origin' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'like ian' is the wordplay.
'like' becomes 'as'.

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(Other definitions for asian that I've seen before include "Continental native" , "Of the largest continent" , "One from the East" , "One of eastern origin" , "Relating to one of the continents" .)

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