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Very simple task comedian will read out (6)


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'very simple task' is the definition.
(if something is a doddle it is very easy or simple)

'comedian will read out' is the wordplay.
'comedian will' becomes 'Dodd'll' (ie 'Dodd will' - Ken Dodd was a comedian).
'read out' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'doddll' sounds like 'DODDLE'.

(Other definitions for doddle that I've seen before include "Easy task (informal)", "Absurdly simple", "pushover", "Piece of cake", "Snip".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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