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Pull along North to the metropolis (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

town

'the metropolis' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'pull along north' is the wordplay.
'pull along' becomes 'tow' (towing is a kind of pulling along).
'north' becomes 'N' (synonyms).
'tow'+'n'='TOWN'

'to' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for town that I've seen before include "Urban community" , "Municipality" , "Milton Keynes, say, with 1a [NEW]" , "Built up area" , "It lies between village and city" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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