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Cutting cards? No, I shuffled (8)

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I believe the answer is:

sardonic

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'.

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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