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Unique mass of pebbles that’s not hard (6)


I believe the answer is:


'unique' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'mass of pebbles that's not hard' is the wordplay.
'mass of pebbles' becomes 'shingle' (I've seen this before).
'that's not' is a deletion indicator.
'hard' becomes 'h'.
'shingle' with 'h' taken away is 'SINGLE'.

(Other definitions for single that I've seen before include "Short pop record" , "Unique" , "Sort of person" , "Just one - on one's own" , "One-way ticket" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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