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Behind award for actor's moving finale (5)


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'behind' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'award for actor's moving finale' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'award' could be 'ba' (BA is an example) and 'ba' is located in the answer.
The remaining letters 'aft' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for abaft that I've seen before include "near end of Titanic?" , "In the stern half of a ship" , "behind at sea" , "Towards the back (naut.)" , "Towards the stern of a boat" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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