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Doctor I caught beside the sea (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

medic

Here is my best explanation:

'doctor' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'i caught beside the sea' is the subsidiary indication.

'caught' becomes 'c' (cricket abbreviation).

'beside' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (I've seen this in other clues).

'the sea' becomes 'med' (I've seen this before).

'i'+'c'='ic'

'ic' put after 'med' is 'medic'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for medic that I've seen before include "A word for 'doctor'", "Physician (informal)", "He may offer treatment", "What was Basutoland", "Eg, doctor", "Doctor", "Word for 'doctor'" and "Health worker".)

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