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Around November, fragments of bud come as a shock? (8)


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'as a shock?' is the definition.
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'around november fragments of bud come' is the wordplay.
'around' indicates putting letters inside.
'november' becomes 'N' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).
'fragments of' is an anagram indicator (I've seen 'fragments' mean this).
'budcome' with letters rearranged gives 'ucombed'.
'n' going into 'ucombed' is 'UNCOMBED'.

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(Other definitions for uncombed that I've seen before include "Appearing scruffy perhaps" , "Describes matted hair" , "not subject to search" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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