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In a hole, you may need a lot more than cash! (5)


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'in a hole you' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'need a lot more than cash' is the wordplay.
'need' becomes 'has' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'a lot' becomes 'm'.
'more than' says to put letters next to each other.
'cash' becomes 'c'.
'hasm' put after 'c' is 'CHASM'.

'may' is the link.

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(Other definitions for chasm that I've seen before include "Wide gap" , "Deep cleft in ground" , "Gorge" , "Yawning gap" , "Gaping hollow" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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