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Rumblings below after those horrid starters (7)


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'rumblings' is the definition.
(I have seen 'Meteorological rumblings' mean 'thunder' so perhaps 'rumblings' could also mean 'thunder')

'below after those horrid starters' is the wordplay.
'below' becomes 'under' (synonyms).
'after' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'starters' says to take the initial letters.
The initial letters of 'those horrid' is 'th'.
'under' put after 'th' is 'THUNDER'.

(Other definitions for thunder that I've seen before include "Move fast, noisily, and heavily", "Boom; bellow", "Noise named after the god Thor", "Deep rumbling sound", "Rail".)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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