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Play on words (3)

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I believe the answer is:

pun

'play on words' is the definition.
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This is the entire clue.

(Other definitions for pun that I've seen before include "Bit of paronomasia; witticism" , "Form of wordplay" , "A play on words, perhaps the lowest form of wit" , "A play on words - not the height of wit" , "A play on words, not really wit" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph, The Sun, The Independent, the Evening Standard, The Mirror, The Irish Independent, the King Feature Syndicate, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Times.
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