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Bondman to turn up partly refreshed (4)


I believe the answer is:


'bondman' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'turn up partly refreshed' is the wordplay.
'turn up' says the letters should be written in reverse.
'partly' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'fres' can be found hidden inside 'refreshed'.
'fres' back-to-front is 'SERF'.

'to' is the link.

(Other definitions for serf that I've seen before include "One bound to work" , "Thrall" , "Person required to work for a lord" , "Medieval villein" , "Feudal peasant" .)

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