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Silent start to puzzle (9)


I believe the answer is:


'to puzzle' is the definition.

'silent start' is the wordplay.
'silent' becomes 'dumb' (synonyms).
'start' becomes 'found' (I've seen this before).

(Other definitions for dumbfound that I've seen before include "are astounding" , "are astonishing" , "Astound - stupefy" , "Silence" , "Astonish, render speechless" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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