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Leo gets fungal problem in August and curses it (4,8)


I believe the answer is:

loss adjuster

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'leo' is the definition.
(I know that loss adjuster is a type of private investigator)

'fungal problem in august and curses it' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'it' could be 'sa' (old-fashioned abbreviation for sex appeal) and 'sa' is located in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'gets' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for loss adjuster that I've seen before include "Insurance assessor" , "One employed by an insurance company to assess claims" , "job in insurance" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Times.
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