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Avoid confronting stores about water parsnip (7)


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'water parsnip' is the definition.
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'avoid confronting stores about' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'about' could be 're' ('re' means regarding or about) and 're' is present in the answer.
'avoid' could be 'skirt' (skirt can mean to go around or avoid) and 'skirt' is found within the leftover letters.
No letters remain.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for skirret that I've seen before include "Plant of parsley family with edible root; striker (anag.)" , "tubers" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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