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Bell in church makes you wince in fear (6)


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'wince in fear' is the definition.
'cringe' can be an answer for 'wince' (I've seen this before). I'm unsure of the 'in fear' bit.

'bell in church' is the wordplay.
'bell' becomes 'ring' (to give someone a bell is to ring them on a phone).
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'church' becomes 'CE' (abbreviation for Church of England).
'ring' inserted inside 'ce' is 'CRINGE'.

'makes you' is the link.

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(Other definitions for cringe that I've seen before include "obeisance" , "Show submission or fear" , "Crouch" , "Cower in embarrassment or fear" , "Shiver with embarrassment or disgust" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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