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Being pretentious, striking out at warmth of feeling (9)


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'feeling' is the definition.
(I know that affection is a type of affection)

'being pretentious striking out at warmth' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'at' could be 'on' (location) and 'on' is found in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'of' is the link.

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(Other definitions for affection that I've seen before include "Goodwill" , "Feeling of fondness" , "Warm regard" , "Fondness or liking" , "Feeling of love or strong liking" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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