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Agitated drapers exchanged blows (7)


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'exchanged blows' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are past participle verbs, I can't understand how one could define the other.

'agitated drapers' is the wordplay.
'agitated' indicates anagramming the letters.
'drapers' anagrammed gives 'SPARRED'.

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(Other definitions for sparred that I've seen before include "Boxed; argued" , "Fought" , "Did train at boxing" .)

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