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Provided money for one to be in a home (4)


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'provided money' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both to do with communicating as well as being past participle verbs.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'one to be in a home' is the wordplay.
'one' becomes 'i' (Roman numeral).
'to be in' indicates putting letters inside.
'a home' becomes 'pad' (pad can mean a person's home).
'i' going inside 'pad' is 'PAID'.

'for' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for paid that I've seen before include "Remunerated" , "Settled the bill" , "See 12" , "Discharged a debt" , "Aggressive, rowdy" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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