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Not recalling names, confused, I start to ad-lib (7)


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'not recalling' is the definition.
(amnesia affects someone's memory)

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(Other definitions for amnesia that I've seen before include "As a mine (anag)" , "Seaman I found in state of memory loss" , "Memory-loss" , "Partial or total loss of memory" , "Inability to recall" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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