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Large roses ordered for beaten contestants (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

losers

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'beaten contestants' is the definition.
'losers' can be an answer for 'contestants' (loser is a kind of contestant). I am unsure of the 'beaten' bit.

'large roses ordered' is the wordplay.
'large' becomes 'l' (eg in clothes sizes).
'ordered' is an anagram indicator.
'roses' is an anagram of 'osers'.
'l'+'osers'='LOSERS'

'for' is the link.

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(Other definitions for losers that I've seen before include "Odd sorels never win" , "Also-rans" , "Odd sorels don't win" , "They're unsuccessful" , "They're defeated" .)

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