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Short note lawyer turned over eagerly? Perhaps (6)


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'eagerly? perhaps' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'short note lawyer turned' is the wordplay.
'short' means to remove the last letter.
'note' becomes 'a' (musical note).
'lawyer' becomes 'da' (abbreviation for District Attorney).
'turned' becomes 'verb' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'ada' with its last letter taken away is 'ad'.

'over' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for adverb that I've seen before include "for example, determinedly" , "It qualifies the predicate in a sentence" , "Raved about book" , "Word that qualifies an action" , "Word describing how something is done" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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