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  • Terrifying pawn invades half a prison
  • Cooling systems contain matter for stories
  • Pursue a train of thought broken by echoed shout of astonishment
  • Bearcub's paw nearly has fruit
  • Putting away a gent I ruined
  • El Paso, per arrangement, produces a Malayan fruit
  • Strip entire: pate till feet!

Letter counts:

Terrifying pawn invades half a prison (8)
Cooling systems contain matter for stories (8)
Pursue a train of thought broken by echoed shout of astonishment (6)
Bearcub's paw nearly has fruit (5)
Putting away a gent I ruined (6)
El Paso, per arrangement, produces a Malayan fruit (9)
Strip entire: pate till feet! (4)

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The individual clue answers:

 Terrifying pawn invades half a prison (8)                            - S(HOCK)ING_ [prison = sing sing]
 Cooling systems contain matter for stories (8)                       - AC(COUNT)S
 Pursue a train of thought broken by echoed shout of astonishment (6) - F(OL<)LOW
 Bearcub's paw nearly has fruit (5)                                   - _SPAWN_
 Putting away a gent I ruined (6)                                     - EATING*
 El Paso, per arrangement, produces a Malayan fruit (9)               - ROSEAPPLE*
 Strip entire: pate till feet! (4)                                    - PEEL (last letters, &lit)

The overall answer:

"Shocking accounts follow spawn eating roseapple peel" is another cryptic clue.
"spawn" = EGG, "accounts" = IOUS, "roseapple peel" = R_E, making the solution EG(R_E)G+IOUS.

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