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Sudden change for American humorist into small red jumper (10)

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I believe the answer is:

switcheroo

Here is my best explanation:

'sudden change for american' is the definition.

(informal US term for a sudden change)

'humorist into small red jumper' is the subsidiary indication.

'humorist' becomes 'wit' (wit is a kind of humorist).

'into' is an insertion indicator.

'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).

'red' becomes 'che' (Che Guevara the Marxist revolutionary).

'jumper' becomes 'roo' (I've seen this in other clues).

's'+'che'='sche'

'wit' put into 'sche' is 'switche'.

'switche'+'roo'='switcheroo'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Another definition for switcheroo that I've seen is "Informal US variation".)

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