Crossword Genius

A taxi passenger’s last to be dropped some way away (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'some way away' is the definition.
(afar can mean far away)

'a taxi passenger's last to be dropped' is the wordplay.
'taxi passenger' becomes 'fare' (fare can mean someone paying a taxi fare).
'last to be dropped' means to remove the last letter (the last letter is dropped).
'fare' with its final letter taken off is 'far'.
'a'+'far'='AFAR'

(Other definitions for afar that I've seen before include "Distant parts", "A long distance away", "Pull out at a distance", "a good way off", "(From/at) a great distance".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.