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Cutting cards? No, I shuffled (8)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'cutting' is the definition.


'cards? no i shuffled' is the subsidiary indication.

'shuffled' is an anagram indicator.


'cardsnoi' with letters rearranged gives 'sardonic'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

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


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