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Sap in cedar essentially drops (5)


I believe the answer is:


'sap' is the definition.

'cedar essentially drops' is the wordplay.
'essentially' indicates the central letters.
'drops' becomes 'rain' (drops of water).
The centre of 'cedar' is 'd'.

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for drain that I've seen before include "Deprive gradually of strength or resources" , "See 11 dn" , "Draw off U sewer" , "Something using up resources" , "Culvert" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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