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Extremely agitated groom gives speech (7)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'speech' is the definition.

(address is a kind of speech)

'extremely agitated groom' is the subsidiary indication.

'extremely' means to remove the middle letters.

'groom' becomes 'dress' (dressing is a kind of grooming).

'agitated' with its centre taken out is 'ad'.


'gives' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for address that I've seen before include "Discourse", "Place where someone lives", "Talk - indication of house", "skilfulness or tact", "Think about", "Form of identification for building", "Speak formally to an audience", "Speak to, approach", "details on envelope" and "place".)


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