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Songbird, black, in wind (11)


I believe the answer is:


'songbird' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'black in wind' is the wordplay.
'black' becomes 'night' (night can mean as black as night).
'wind' becomes 'gale' (gale is a kind of wind).

(Other definitions for nightingale that I've seen before include "Bird with beautiful song" , "Florence" , "See 13" , "Celebrated songbird" , "Small thrush with a melodious song" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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