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Football Association’s time is secure (4)


I believe the answer is:


'is secure' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'football association's time' is the wordplay.
'football association's' becomes 'fa's' (abbreviation).
'time' becomes 't' (abbreviation).

(Other definitions for fast that I've seen before include "Avoid food; rapid" , "Not eating food" , "Tight; quick" , "debauched" , "Moored - fleet" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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