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Holy man left in endless poverty is to stay snug (6)

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I believe the answer is:

nestle

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'stay snug' is the definition.
'nestle' can be an answer for 'snug' (thesaurus). I am not sure about the 'stay' bit.

'holy man left in endless poverty' is the wordplay.
'holy man' becomes 'st'.
'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation**).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'endless' means to remove the last letter.
'poverty' becomes 'need' (I've seen this before).
'st'+'l'='stl'
'need' with its last letter removed is 'nee'.
'stl' going within 'nee' is 'NESTLE'.

'is to' acts as a link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for nestle that I've seen before include "Chocolate maker" , "Lie snugly (in a place)" , "Press close and snugly" , "Lie in cosily" , "Cuddle or snuggle up" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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