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Model, short of time, gets soft drink (3)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'drink' is the definition.

(sipping is a kind of drinking)

'model short of time gets soft' is the subsidiary indication.

'model' becomes 'sit' ('sit' can be a synonym of 'model').

'short of' is a deletion indicator.

'time' becomes 't'.

'gets' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'soft' becomes 'p' (**).

'sit' with 't' taken out is 'si'.


(Other definitions for sip that I've seen before include "Very small drink", "Smallest drink", "Take a little of a drink", "Drink very small mouthfuls", "A small taste", "Drink slowly", "Small mouthful of liquid", "Thimbleful", "Drink in tiny mouthfuls" and "Small mouthful of fluid".)


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