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Desperate northern miner swinging both ways for money overseas (8)


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'money overseas' is the definition.
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'desperate northern miner swinging both ways' is the wordplay.
'desperate' indicates anagramming the letters (a desperate or pathetic spelling).
'northern' becomes 'n' (abbreviation e.g. N. Ireland).
'swinging both ways' becomes 'bi' (short for bisexual).
'nminer' with letters rearranged gives 'renmin'.

'for' is the link.

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(Other definitions for renminbi that I've seen before include "payment in China?" , "change in China" , "money in China" , "Nine brim with Chinese currency" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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