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Shocked as fat on bread gets spread (13)


I believe the answer is:


'shocked' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'fat on bread gets spread' is the wordplay.
'fat' becomes 'flab' (flab is a kind of fat).
'on' says to put letters next to each other.
'spread' is an anagram indicator.
'breadgets' anagrammed gives 'bergasted'.

'as' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for flabbergasted that I've seen before include "Thunderstruck" , "Gobsmacked" , "Greatly surprised" , "Astonished" , "Dumbfounded" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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