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Shoot a troublemaker in European city (8)


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'european city' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'shoot a troublemaker' is the wordplay.
'shoot' becomes 'bud' (I've seen this before).
'troublemaker' becomes 'pest' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).

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(Other definitions for budapest that I've seen before include "Put beads in the city on the Danube" , "Put beads in the European city" , "Capital of Hungary" , "capital location" , "Hungarian capital" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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