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How many have less feeling? (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

number

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This might be a double definition.

'how many' is the first definition.
'number' can be an answer for 'many' (thesaurus). I am unsure of the 'how' bit.

'less feeling?' is the second definition.

'have' acts as a link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for number that I've seen before include "Is it sung" , "Count; amount" , "Arithmetical value; song" , "No longer" , "less sensitive" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish News.
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