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An allowance no single sailor rejected (6)


I believe the answer is:


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

'no single sailor rejected' is the wordplay.
'single' becomes 'I' (one).
'sailor' becomes 'tar' (slang term for a sailor).
'rejected' says the letters should be written in reverse.
'noitar' in reverse letter order is 'RATION'.

(Other definitions for ration that I've seen before include "Fixed allotment" , "Apportion" , "A measured portion in times of scarcity" , "Portion, share" , "Share or allotment, of food say" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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