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Nominal half mile in a taxi (5)


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'half mile in a taxi' is the wordplay.
'half' means to take half the letters.
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'a taxi' becomes 'cab' (synonyms).
'mile' halved is 'le'.
'le' going within 'cab' is 'CALEB'.

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