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Help make a wager (4)


I believe the answer is:


'help' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'a wager' is the wordplay.
'wager' becomes 'bet' (synonyms).

'make' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for abet that I've seen before include "Aid as in committing crime" , "Incite or encourage" , "Incite (to commit an offence)" , "Help in wrongdoing" , "Egg on" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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