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Went back on editorial following green controversy? (7)


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'went back on' is the definition.
('renege' can be a synonym of 'go back on')

'editorial following green controversy?' is the wordplay.
'editorial' becomes 'ed' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'following' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'controversy?' is an anagram indicator (I've seen 'controversy' mean this).
'green' is an anagram of 'reneg'.
'ed' after 'reneg' is 'RENEGED'.

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(Other definitions for reneged that I've seen before include "Was a rat" , "Go back on, or revoke in card game" , "Broke a promise" , "Did Welsh" , "Went back on (a promise)" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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