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Duck out late (4)


I believe the answer is:


'duck' is the definition.
(teal is a kind of duck)

'out late' is the wordplay.
'out' indicates an anagram.
'late' with letters rearranged gives 'TEAL'.

(Other definitions for teal that I've seen before include "Duck - dark greenish-blue", "Bluish shade of green", "Raise (subject matter)", "Small, short-necked duck", "Dark green-blue; duck".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.
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