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Origin of condiment, say (6)


I believe the answer is:


'origin' is the definition.
(I know that origin can be written as source)

'condiment say' is the wordplay.
'condiment' becomes 'sauce' (sauce is a kind of condiment).
'say' shows a homophone (sound like).
'sauce' is a homophone of 'SOURCE'.

'of' is the link.

(Other definitions for source that I've seen before include "Origin or starting point" , "Beginning to add" , "Origin; head of stream" , "Origin as of a river" , "From which something springs" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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