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Could you hope to include ducks with this bird? (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'this bird?' is the definition.
(hoopoe is a kind of bird)

'could you hope to include ducks' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'ducks' could be 'oo' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'oo' is present in the answer.
an anagram of 'hope' is 'hpoe' which is within the remaining letters.
No letters remain.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'with' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard