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Gave good service about odd way to become known (10)


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'gave good service' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both to do with communicating as well as being past participle verbs.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'about odd way to become known' is the wordplay.
'about' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'odd' becomes 'quaint'.
'way' becomes 'e' (Compass direction - East).
'to become known' becomes 'acd' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'quainte' going within 'acd' is 'ACQUAINTED'.

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(Other definitions for acquainted that I've seen before include "on good terms" , "Notified" , "Made aware of" , "Familiar (with)" , "knowing a little" .)

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