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Sell up, but first look for antelopes (8)


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'for antelopes' is the definition.
(gazelle is a kind of antelope)

'sell up but first' is the wordplay.
'up' says the letters should be written backwards (in down clue: letters go upwards).
'but' becomes 'gaze' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'first' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'sell' in reverse letter order is 'lles'.
'lles' put after 'gaze' is 'GAZELLES'.

'look' acts as a link.
This may not be right. It may be part of another bit of the clue.

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(Other definitions for gazelles that I've seen before include "Small swift antelopes" , "Swift and graceful like those in 3 down" , "Swift graceful antelopes" , "Animals" .)

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