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Go back to do stated repair work on turf (6)


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

'do stated repair work on turf' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'on' could be 're' ('on' can be mean 'with reference to') and 're' is found within the answer.
The remaining letters 'cede' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'to' is the link.

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(Other definitions for recede that I've seen before include "Decree (anag) - ebb" , "Move backward" , "Start balding" , "Decline" , "Go back, ebb" .)

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