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Duck taking drink on lake (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

teal

Here is my best explanation:

'duck' is the definition.

(teal is a kind of duck)

'drink on lake' is the subsidiary indication.

'drink' becomes 'tea' (tea is a kind of drink**).

'on' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'lake' becomes 'l'.

'tea'+'l'='teal'

'taking' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for teal that I've seen before include "A duck", "Type of duck", "Greenish-blue colour", "Tale of a duck", "Freshwater duck", "Variety of duck", "Small river duck", "Raise (subject matter)", "Duck - dark greenish-blue" and "Small, short-necked duck".)

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