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Astound by throwing nuts (4)


I believe the answer is:


'astound' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'throwing nuts' is the wordplay.
'throwing' indicates anagramming the letters.
'nuts' anagrammed gives 'STUN'.

'by' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for stun that I've seen before include "Daze, overwhelm" , "deliver a knock-out blow" , "Surprise greatly or daze" , "Render semi-conscious with blow" , "Amaze; knock senseless" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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