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Internal contraction due to extremely speedy boa? (7)


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Here is my best explanation:

'internal contraction' is the definition.

'extremely speedy boa?' is the wordplay.
'extremely' suggests removing the centre.
'boa?' becomes 'stole' (both can mean a scarf or shawl).
'speedy' with its middle taken out is 'sy'.

'due to' is the link.


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