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Flying low, could it crash? (3)


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'it crash?' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'flying low' is the wordplay.
'flying' indicates anagramming the letters (letters fly around into new positions).
'low' is an anagram of 'OWL'.

'could' is the link.

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(Other definitions for owl that I've seen before include "Traditionally wise bird" , "Nightbird" , "You'll need hooter" , "Nocturnal bird of prey" , "Harry Potter's Hedwig, for instance" .)

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