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Staff agree to change — a beastly bunch! (9)


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'a beastly bunch' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both groups as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'staff agree to change' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'staff' could be 'men' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'men' is located in the answer.
'change' could be 'age' (ageing is a kind of changing) and 'age' is found in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for menagerie that I've seen before include "A lot of wild animals" , "strange collection of people" , "collected animals" , "Beastly lot" , "lots of animals" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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