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Cracked back "Will flabbergast you" (4)


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'will flabbergast you' is the definition.
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'cracked back' is the wordplay.
'cracked' becomes 'nuts' (synonyms).
'back' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.
'nuts' reversed gives 'STUN'.

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(Other definitions for stun that I've seen before include "Confound" , "Dumbfound" , "Surprise greatly or daze" , "Daze with nuts" , "Render insensitive" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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