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Help make a wager (4)


I believe the answer is:


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

'a wager' is the wordplay.
'wager' becomes 'bet' (synonyms).

'make' is the link.

(Other definitions for abet that I've seen before include "Aid as in committing crime" , "Incite or encourage" , "Incite (to commit an offence)" , "Help in wrongdoing" , "Egg on" .)

I've seen this clue in The Daily Express and The Mirror.
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