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Stop taking the hat round for money (4)


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'stop' is the definition.
(halt can mean to stop)

'the hat round for money' is the wordplay.
'round' is an insertion indicator.
'for money' becomes 'l' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'hat' enclosing 'l' is 'HALT'.

'taking' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for halt that I've seen before include "Pull up" , "Cease" , "Stop or pause" , "Stop; minor station" , "Falter - stop" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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