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Kit one used in a piano piece (American) (9)

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I believe the answer is:

apparatus

Here is my best explanation:

'kit' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'one used in a piano piece american' is the subsidiary indication.

'one' becomes 'a'.

'used in' is an insertion indicator.

'piano' becomes 'p'.

'piece' becomes 'part' ('part' can be a synonym of 'piece'**).

'american' becomes 'us'.

'a'+'p'+'part'='appart'

'a' going inside 'appart' is 'apparat'.

'apparat'+'us'='apparatus'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for apparatus that I've seen before include "Equipment, gear", "Device with specific functions", "Technical equipment", "Collection of equipment designed for a particular purpose", "Technical kit", "Equipment, device", "Set of equipment serving a specific purpose", "Lab equipment", "Equipment designed for a specific function" and "Machinery".)

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