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Go for clubs from the south (4)


I believe the answer is:


'go' is the definition.
(both can mean an attempt)

'clubs from the south' is the wordplay.
'clubs' becomes 'bats' (bat is a kind of club).
'from the south' shows that the letters should be reversed in order (in a down clue, letters go up).
'bats' back-to-front is 'STAB'.

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for stab that I've seen before include "Try - skewer" , "Pierce with a dagger" , "Puncture" , "Wound with blade" , "Go" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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