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Ref eating pork pie in break (6)


I believe the answer is:


'break' is the definition.
(relief is a kind of break)

'ref eating pork pie' is the wordplay.
'eating' indicates putting letters inside.
'pork pie' becomes 'lie' ('pork pie' is Cockney rhyming slang for a lie).
'ref' placed around 'lie' is 'RELIEF'.

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for relief that I've seen before include "Person replacing another on duty" , "Easement from pain or stress" , "- - of Mafeking" , "Removal of a burden" , "It means less stress" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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