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Stealthily pursued, son spoke (7)


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'stealthily pursued' is the definition.
'stalked' can be an answer for 'pursued' (stalking is a kind of pursuing). I am unsure of the 'stealthily' bit.

'son spoke' is the wordplay.
'son' becomes 's' (genealogical abbreviation for son).
'spoke' becomes 'talked' ('talk' can be a synonym of 'speak').

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(Other definitions for stalked that I've seen before include "Tracked stealthily, game or victim" , "Pursued (someone) to an obsessive degree" .)

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