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Didn't move from area that's dry — sense the environment (3,5)

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I believe the answer is:

sat tight

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Here is my best explanation:

'didn't move' is the definition.

'area that's dry sense the environment' is the wordplay.
'area' becomes 'a' (maths abbreviation).
'that's dry' becomes 'tt' (abbreviation for teetotal).
'sense' becomes 'sight' (sighting is a kind of sensing).
'the environment' means one lot of letters goes inside another (letters inserted into a new environment).
'a'+'tt'='att'
'att' placed within 'sight' is 'SAT TIGHT'.

'from' acts as a link.

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