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Flash gift, by the sound of it? (5)


I believe the answer is:


'flash' is the definition.
(I know that flash can be written as flare)

'gift by the sound of it?' is the wordplay.
'gift' becomes 'flair' (flair is a kind of gift).
'by the sound of it?' shows a homophone (sound like).
'flair' sounds like 'FLARE'.

(Other definitions for flare that I've seen before include "Burn with sudden brightness" , "(Burn with) sudden blaze" , "Blaze in feral manner" , "Widen out like a bell" , "Feral kind of sudden activity" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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