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Pass by one with Sherlock Holmes initially (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

perish

Here is my best explanation:

'pass' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'by one with sherlock holmes initially' is the subsidiary indication.

'by' becomes 'per' (**).

'one with' becomes 'i' (I've seen this in other clues).

'initially' indicates taking the first letters.

The first letters of 'sherlock holmes' is 'sh'.

'per'+'i'+'sh'='perish'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for perish that I've seen before include "Die - rot", "Die; decay", "come to grief", "Deteriorate, rot", "Rot, die", "Suffer complete ruin or destruction", "Rot or suffer untimely death", "Expire", "fall" and "Lose one's life".)

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