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A stage concealed stones (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

agates

Here is my best explanation:

'stones' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'a stage concealed' is the subsidiary indication.

'concealed' indicates anagramming the letters.

'stage' with letters rearranged gives 'gates'.

'a'+'gates'='agates'

This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for agates that I've seen before include "Banded semiprecious stones", "Hard coloured stones from a stage", "Ornamental stones", "marbles", "Pieces of impure quartz used as gemstones", "Gemstones", "Stones to be found in a stage", "Hard stones with concentric bands of colour", "[RING]-fillers required" and "Ste aga up for the stones".)

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