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Open workspace? Headphones are a good suggestion. Some here also use lights that are red, yellow, and green:
Red = "Do not disturb - something better be well and truly on fire"
Yellow = "I can talk but it better be important"
Green = "Always working but willing to pause"

If you have an office, use your door to communicate your status and let folks know what it means (same as colors above).
Closed = Red
Mostly closed but ajar = Yellow
Open = Green

Barring that, the truth often works well, "Sorry to be rude, but I'm in the middle of something pretty gnarly. Can I get back to you?"
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