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Each of these phrases can be reworded into a Double Speak phrase. A Double Speak phrase has two homophones together in the same phrase. For example a "Warrior's time of rest" could also be called a "Knight's Night". The thirteen phrases that need rewording are as follows:

  • Unwarranted reversal.
  • Untied rope.
  • Cover up a detector.
  • Reduce the education.
  • Wedge of the clock belonging to us.
  • Story about the end of a dog.
  • Rabbit's fur.
  • Deserve a pot.
  • A pair of one-on-one battles.
  • Find a purpose for some wood.
  • Path taken by the bottom of a tree.
  • Pilfer some metal.
  • Curve on a boat.

Once you have found each of these 13 Double Speak phrases, look closely. There is a fourteenth phrase that needs rewording hiding somewhere. I'm looking for this 14th Double Speak phrase; it is the final solution to this puzzle.

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Unwarranted reversal.

Undue undo

Untied rope.

Not knot.

Cover up a detector.

Censor sensor

Reduce the education.

Lessen lesson

Wedge of the clock belonging to us.

Our hour

Story about the end of a dog.

Tail tale

Rabbit's fur

Hare hair

Deserve a pot.

Earn urn

A pair of one-on-one battles.

Dual duel.

Find a purpose for some wood.

Use yews

Path taken by the bottom of a tree.

Root route.

Pilfer some metal.

Steal steel

Curve on a boat

Ark arc

The meta is given by:

The first letters: UNCLOTHED URSA

...which is of course,

Bare bear.

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    $\begingroup$ 32 minutes! I expected it to at least reach midnight. Well played. $\endgroup$ – qwertyu63 Jan 18 '18 at 4:54
  • $\begingroup$ I had "loose noose" for untied rope. Of course that doesn't fit with the eventual meta puzzle though. $\endgroup$ – Jaap Scherphuis Jan 18 '18 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ @JaapScherphuis Unfortunately, "loose" and "noose" are not homophones. $\endgroup$ – Schism Jan 18 '18 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ @qwertyu63 I think your puzzles would benefit if you didn't explain what a "double speak phrase" is. If you just give that as the name of the phrase, people will figure out what it means. $\endgroup$ – ferret Jan 22 '18 at 21:46
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Partial Answer

Curve on a boat

arc's ark

Rabbit's fur.

hare's hair

Path taken by the bottom of a tree

root's route

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This what I have so far, will update as I get more:

Unwarranted reversal.

Untied rope.

Cover up a detector.

Reduce the education.

Wedge of the clock belonging to us.

our hour

Story about the end of a dog.

tail's tale

Rabbit's fur.

hare's hair

Deserve a pot.

A pair of one-on-one battles.

Dual duel

Find a purpose for some wood.

Path taken by the bottom of a tree.

root route

Pilfer some metal.

steal steel

Curve on a boat.

arks arc

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