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Benefiting from a reduction in the fare? (6,6)


I believe the answer is:

losing weight

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'benefiting' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are present participle verbs, I don't see how they can define each other.

'a reduction in the fare?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'in' is present in the answer.
'the' could be 't' (the is pronounced as a 't' sound in some dialects) and 't' is located in the answer.
'fare?' could be 'e' (E is an example) and 'e' is located in the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'from' acts as a link.

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