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Dew, we hear, is only to be expected (3)


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'be expected' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'dew we hear' is the wordplay.
'we hear' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'dew' sounds like 'DUE'.

'is only to' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for due that I've seen before include "Required; proper" , "Deserved or unpaid" , "...more than one there [ROME]" , "Appropriate - fee - requiring payment" , "Requisite" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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