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Amorphous dung heaps not good for spreading (8)


I believe the answer is:


'amorphous' is the definition.
(amorphous means shapeless)

'dung heaps not good for spreading' is the wordplay.
'not' is a deletion indicator.
'good' becomes 'g' (abbreviation).
'for spreading' indicates an anagram (letters spread around).
'dungheaps' with 'g' taken away is 'dunheaps'.
'dunheaps' anagrammed gives 'UNSHAPED'.

(Another definition for unshaped that I've seen is " Head puns? (anag)".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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