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A building; the church has one leased (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'a building' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'the church has one leased' is the wordplay.
'the church' becomes 'ch' (common abbreviation).
'has' says to put letters next to each other.
'one' becomes 'a'.
'leased' becomes 'let'.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard