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Picture seaside town with fish (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

portray

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'picture' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'seaside town with fish' is the wordplay.
'seaside town' becomes 'port' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'with' says to put letters next to each other.
'fish' becomes 'ray' (ray is a kind of fish).
'port'+'ray'='PORTRAY'

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(Other definitions for portray that I've seen before include "Use words to describe" , "Depict in art" , "Show" , "Depict, present" , "sketch" .)

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