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Shock finding uniform inside streetcar, American (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'shock' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'uniform inside streetcar american' is the subsidiary indication.

'uniform' becomes 'u' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).

'inside' is an insertion indicator.

'streetcar' becomes 'tram' ('tram' can be a synonym of 'streetcar').

'american' becomes 'a' (common abbreviation - e.g. in organisation names).

'u' going within 'tram' is 'traum'.


'finding' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for trauma that I've seen before include "A lasting emotional shock", "Extreme shock", "Shock with long-lasting effects", "Emotional damage", "dreadful shock!", "Emotional shock or physical injury", "Very distressing experience", "Bodily or mental injury", "Injury" and "Emotional upset".)


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