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Got up without notice to speak directly to journalist (7)

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I believe the answer is:

dressed

Here is my best explanation:

'got up' is the definition.

(dressing is a kind of getting up)

'without notice to speak directly to journalist' is the subsidiary indication.

'without' indicates named letters should be taken away.

'notice' becomes 'ad'.

'to speak directly' becomes 'address'.

'to journalist' becomes 'ed' (short for editor).

'address' with 'ad' taken out is 'dress'.

'dress'+'ed'='dressed'

(Other definitions for dressed that I've seen before include "Attired", "How the turkey is made oven-ready", "Wearing clothes", "Clad", "Clothed", "Put on clothes" and "In clothes".)

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