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Pub's to exclude one caught being uncouth (8)


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'uncouth' is the definition.

'pub's to exclude one caught' is the wordplay.
'pub' becomes 'bar' (I've seen this before).
'to exclude' becomes 'bar' ('bar' can be a synonym of 'exclude').
'one' becomes 'i' (Roman numeral).
'caught' becomes 'c' (cricket abbreviation).

'being' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for barbaric that I've seen before include "Savagely cruel" , "Cruel and brutal" , "lacking in refinement" , "Like 24 [BRUTE]" , "Cruel; primitive" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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