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Passed shuffled cards (6)


I believe the answer is:


'cards' is the definition.
(spade is a kind of card)

'passed shuffled' is the wordplay.
'shuffled' is an anagram indicator.
'passed' anagrammed gives 'SPADES'.

(Other definitions for spades that I've seen before include "Does some groundwork" , "those getting soiled?" , "Black suit" , "Implements for a suit" , "Shovels or playing cards" .)

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