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Topping speech at stag do? (9)


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'stag do?' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how they can define each other.

'topping speech at' is the wordplay.
'topping' says to put letters next to each other.
'speech' becomes 'address' (address is a kind of speech).
'at' becomes 'he' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'address' put after 'he' is 'HEADDRESS'.

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(Other definitions for headdress that I've seen before include "Plumed helmet" , "capital cover" , "ceremonial gear" , "Top cover" , "(Ceremonial) hat" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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