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Astound in front, sweetheart (4,4)


I believe the answer is:

bowl over

'astound' is the definition.

'front sweetheart' is the wordplay.
'front' becomes 'bow' (bow is a kind of front).
'sweetheart' becomes 'lover' (sweetheart can mean a lover).
'bow'+'lover'='BOWL OVER'

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for bowl over that I've seen before include "Thoroughly delight" , "Overwhelm with surprise or emotion - at cricket?" , "Slay" , "Greatly surprise" , "wow" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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