For example, 留. 刀 and 田 are obvious, but the top left? 匚 厶 come close but no match. Pleco says 卯, but I don't see this in many radical charts.
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Actually if you can look at the traditional form of this character. The upper part is "丣".“丣” work as a phonetic radical here because it is pronounced you3.
A lot of characters have been simplified in Mandarin in main land China. This make it harder for us to break down a character.
You can find more information here: 汉典解释
So the first thing to do when breaking down a character is to find its traditional version.