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Line, one nailed by a fool one's played (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

accordion

Here is my best explanation:

'one's played' is the definition.

'line one nailed by a fool' is the subsidiary indication.

'line' becomes 'cord' (cord is a kind of line**).

'one' becomes 'i' (roman numeral).

'nailed by' is an insertion indicator.

'fool' becomes 'con'.

'cord'+'i'='cordi'

'a'+'con'='acon'

'cordi' inserted into 'acon' is 'accordion'.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for accordion that I've seen before include "Box-shaped musical instrument", "Squeeze-box", "Squeeze box", "box-shaped musical instrument like melodeon", "Cad I croon about a musical instrument", "Agreement starts the musical instrument", "Bellows-operated instrument" and "Musical instrument".)

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