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Floating Delta ice is likely to break (8)

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I believe the answer is:

delicate

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'likely to break' is the definition.

I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'floating delta ice' is the subsidiary indication.

'floating' is an anagram indicator (float can mean fluctuate or oscillate).

'delta'+'ice'='deltaice'

'deltaice' anagrammed gives 'delicate'.

'is' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for delicate that I've seen before include "Exquisite; needing tactful handling", "Fine in texture", "Exquisitely fine and subtle", "ticklish!", "Very finely textured", "Exquisitely fine, easily damaged", "Very fine or easily broken", "Weak", "Easily damaged" and "Flimsy".)

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