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Negotiated walk involving time and energy (7)


I believe the answer is:


'negotiated' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'walk involving time and energy' is the wordplay.
'walk' becomes 'tread' (treading is a kind of walking).
'involving' is an insertion indicator.
'time' becomes 't' (abbreviation).
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'energy' becomes 'e' (physics symbol as in E=mcr).
'tread' placed around 'te' is 'TREATED'.

(Other definitions for treated that I've seen before include "given therapy" , "Handled" , "Provided remedies for" , "Given medical attention" , "Attended to" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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