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Strange oriental tale (8)


I believe the answer is:


'tale' is the definition.
(relation is a kind of tale)

'strange oriental' is the wordplay.
'strange' indicates an anagram.
'oriental' is an anagram of 'RELATION'.

(Other definitions for relation that I've seen before include "Telling" , "Kinship; narrative" , "Affinity" , "Respect" , "Story-telling - member of the family" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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