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They swim in waters around the Docklands centre (5)


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'they swim' is the definition.
Although both the answer and 'swim' are verbs, they are not in the same form of the verb.

'waters around the docklands centre' is the wordplay.
'waters' becomes 'seas' (sea is a kind of water).
'around' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'centre' indicates the central letters.
The centre of 'docklands' is 'l'.
'seas' enclosing 'l' is 'SEALS'.

'in' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for seals that I've seen before include "Fastens or closes securely" , "they're impressive" , "Great swimmers" , "Animals spotted on coast" , "Marine mammals" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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