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How to make bats sell out? (8)


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'sell out?' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I cannot tell whether this works.

'how to make bats' is the wordplay.
'how' becomes 'back' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'to make' indicates anagramming the letters.
'bats' with letters rearranged gives 'stab'.

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