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Non-iron canisters are set in order (6-9)


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'non-iron' is the definition.
Both the definition and answer are adjectives.
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'canisters are set in order' is the wordplay.
'in order' indicates anagramming the letters (the letters in a new order).
'canistersareset' anagrammed gives 'CREASE-RESISTANT'.

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I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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