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Would, you say, talk, though no parrot (8)


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'no parrot' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'would you say talk' is the wordplay.
'you say' shows a homophone (sound like).
'talk' becomes 'chat' (chat can mean to talk).
'would' is a homophone of 'wood'.

'though' acts as a link.

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(Another definition for woodchat that I've seen is " 18's [BIRD]".)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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