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Fit, we hear, for a drop of the hard stuff? (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

hail

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Here is my best explanation:

'a drop of the hard stuff?' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'fit we hear' is the wordplay.
'fit' becomes 'hale' (both can mean healthy).
'we hear' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'hale' is a homophone of 'HAIL'.

'for' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for hail that I've seen before include "Welcome - sort of shower", "Precipitating ice pellets", "Shower of ice pellets", "Greet - precipitation", "Frozen rain; call taxi", "Greeting - falling stones", "Ave - it's frozen rain", "Stones dropped", "Call from a distance" and "Frozen rain; acclaim".)

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