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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 "Discourse", "Speak to the residence", "Give a talk to", "Form of identification for building", "Talk - indication of house", "Place of abode", "Speak to, approach", "Speak to at home?", "Location" and "Where you live".)

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