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Shock as bits of food served up (4)


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'shock' is the definition.
(both can mean to surprise)

'bits of food served up' is the wordplay.
'bits of' becomes 's' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'food' becomes 'nut' (type of food).
'served up' says the letters should be written in reverse (in a down clue, going upwards).
'nut' written backwards gives 'tun'.

'as' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for stun that I've seen before include "Daze, scatter senses" , "Render temporarily senseless" , "Nuts (anag)" , "Stupefy - daze" , "Render semi-conscious with blow" .)

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