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A place to stop being vacant? (3)


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'a place' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both acts as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

I can't explain the rest of the clue.

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(Other definitions for gap that I've seen before include "Space (maybe for a year?)" , "A break in something continuous, like a hedge" , "Interval, break" , "Narrow space" , "Interval, space" .)

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