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Follows sailor, and sailor might follow it (3,4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dog star

Here is my best explanation:

'sailor might follow it' is the definition.

'follows sailor' is the subsidiary indication.

'follows' becomes 'dogs'.

'sailor' becomes 'tar' (tar is a kind of sailor).

'dogs'+'tar'='dogstar'

'and' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for dog star that I've seen before include "Lassie, perhaps", "Canine constellation", "'Constellation of Sirius (3,4)'", "'Another name for the Sirius constellation (3,4)'", "Drags to find other name for Sirius", "clearly visible shiner", "'The Sirius constellation (3,4)'", "Part of 8 [CANIS MAJOR]", "slightly flashy night-spot?" and "night-spot, getting high".)

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