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Bird showing split crest (9)


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Here is my best explanation:

'bird' is the definition.
(partridge is a kind of bird)

'split crest' is the wordplay.
'split' becomes 'part' ('part' can be a synonym of 'split').
'crest' becomes 'ridge' (I've seen this before).

'showing' is the link.


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