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(Buzz, expressions of hesitance) "The United Nations, together with a European nation", repeated USA's leader, "discovered Papuan area for exotic fish" (21)

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This is a cryptic clue with the solution:

HUM [buzz]
UH UM [expressions of hesitance]
UN [the United Nations]
UK [a European Nation] UN UK [[last two parts] repeated]
U [USA's leader]
APUA [dis-covered "papuan" (i.e. missing its "cover", or outer letters)]
A [area]

together forming HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA'A, the state fish of Hawai'i (also known as the reef triggerfish).

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    $\begingroup$ What the ... Next challenge: create a cryptic clue with the solution Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 21 at 15:30

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