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Drifts round, hemmed in by sheep (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

roams

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Here is my best explanation:

'drifts' is the definition.
('roam' can be a synonym of 'drift')

'round hemmed in by sheep' is the wordplay.
'round' becomes 'o' (round can mean a round object).
'hemmed in by' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'sheep' becomes 'rams' (I have seen 'Male sheep ' mean 'rams' so perhaps 'sheep' could also mean 'rams').
'o' placed within 'rams' is 'ROAMS'.

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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for roams that I've seen before include "Wanders about, rambles", "wanders about aimlessly" and "Is traveller".)

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