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Came round about six and criticised (8)


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'criticised' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both to do with communicating as well as being past participle verbs.
Maybe you can see a link between them that I can't see?

'came round about six' is the wordplay.
'came round' becomes 'called' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'six' becomes 'VI' (Roman numerals).
'called' enclosing 'vi' is 'CAVILLED'.

'and' is the link.

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(Other definitions for cavilled that I've seen before include "complained" , "Raised trivial objections" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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