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Drink of character, say (3)


I believe the answer is:


'drink' is the definition.
(tea is a drink)

'character say' is the wordplay.
'character' becomes 'T'.
'say' shows a homophone (sound like).
't' is a homophone of 'TEA'.

'of' is the link.

(Other definitions for tea that I've seen before include "Elevenses" , "Refresher course" , "Beverage from leaves" , "Shrub; drink" , "Assam, e.g." .)

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