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Finally settle tots, given early massage (3,2,4)


I believe the answer is:

lay to rest

'finally settle' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'tots given early massage' is the wordplay.
'given' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'massage' indicates an anagram.
'tots' after 'early' is 'earlytots'.
'earlytots' with letters rearranged gives 'LAY TO REST'.

(Other definitions for lay to rest that I've seen before include "Finally solve" , "Maybe put in shroud" , "Inter" , "Bury" .)

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