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Speech giving notice to groom? (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

address

Here is my best explanation:

'speech' is the definition.

(address is a kind of speech)

'giving notice to groom?' is the subsidiary indication.

'giving' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'notice' becomes 'ad'.

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

'ad' put next to 'dress' is 'address'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for address that I've seen before include "Deal with", "Speak to at home?", "Place where someone lives", "Speak to - direct", "Sermon - lodging", "Speech; one's home", "place", "Give a speech to", "lecture?" and "Attend".)

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