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Talk over judge (5)


I believe the answer is:


'talk' is the definition.
(to orate is to give a speech)

'over judge' is the wordplay.
'over' becomes 'o' (cricket abbreviation).
'judge' becomes 'rate' (rating is a kind of judging).

(Other definitions for orate that I've seen before include "Spout" , "Make a flowery speech" , "make speeches" , "Lecture" , "Speak pompously and at length" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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