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Cutting cards? No, I shuffled (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sardonic

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Here is my best explanation:

'cutting' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'cards? no i shuffled' is the subsidiary indication.
'shuffled' is an anagram indicator.
'cards'+'no'+'i'='cardsnoi'
'cardsnoi' with letters rearranged gives 'sardonic'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for sardonic that I've seen before include "Heartless and bitter", "sneering", "Tart", "Humorous in grim way - seems so rancid", "Ironically humorous", "Cynical -- so rancid (anag)", "Derisively ironic", "Mocking or scornful", "Disdainfully or ironically humorous" and "Grimly cynical".)

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