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At length, might one press you to stay for a meal? (3)


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'at length' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot see how they can define each other.

'might one press you to stay for a meal?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'one' could be 'o' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'o' is found in the answer.
'a' is present in the answer.
A single letter 'b' remains which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for boa that I've seen before include "Long, thin, feathery scarf" , "Feathered neckwear - snake" , "Large snake provides a neck decoration" , "Wrap" , "native American" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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