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Professor prepared to share female's earnings (6)


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'earnings' is the definition.

'professor prepared to share female's' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'prepared' could be 'fit' (fit can mean prepared or able) and 'fit' is located in the answer.
The remaining letters 'pro' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for profit that I've seen before include "bonus" , "Gain, return on investment" , "Clean up" , "Gain from employment of capital" , "financial advantage" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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