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Start awkward for duke in Bardsville? (9)


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'bardsville?' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I cannot judge whether it can be defined by this definition.

'start awkward for duke' is the wordplay.
'awkward' indicates anagramming the letters.
'duke' becomes 'd' (abbreviation).
'start' anagrammed gives 'strat'.

'in' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for stratford that I've seen before include "Shakespeare's birthplace" , "Shakespeare birthplace" , "London district hosting the 2012 Olympic Games" , "East London area" , "- - -upon-Avon" .)

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