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Blow up lines following shelling around plain (7)


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'blow up' is the definition.
('inflate' can be a synonym of 'blow up')

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for inflate that I've seen before include "Dilate", "Fill with gas", "Make bigger", "Get air into", "Swell", "Distend", "Puff up", "Cause to swell", "Blow or pump up" and "Expand unduly".)

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