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Bird which is not all crest (9)


I believe the answer is:


'bird' is the definition.
(I know that partridge is a bird)

'is not all crest' is the wordplay.
'is not all' becomes 'part' (I've seen this in another clue).
'crest' becomes 'ridge' (I've seen this in other clues).

'which' is the link.

(Other definitions for partridge that I've seen before include "Animal" , "early Christmas present" , "Peculiarly apt girder for the game bird" , "Flier" , "sort of quail" .)

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