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Did it die due to the repeated urge to perform? (4)


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'did it die due to' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'repeated urge to perform?' is the wordplay.
'repeated urge' becomes 'do' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'to perform?' becomes 'do' (both can mean complete an action).

'the' is the link.

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(Other definitions for dodo that I've seen before include "Large extinct bird" , "one finished?" , "Bird (whose style of very out of fashion)" , "Old-fashioned person" , "Ultra-conservative" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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