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


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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'.



'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", "Cad I croon about a musical instrument", "Bellows-operated instrument", "Agreement starts the musical instrument", "Squeeze-box", "Free-reed aerophone", "Musical instrument", "box-shaped musical instrument like melodeon", "squeeze it while operating keys" and "It's played".)


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