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Listen: eat less, starting with small cutlery? (9,5)


I believe the answer is:

stainless steel

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(Other definitions for stainless steel that I've seen before include "Cutlery material" , "Non-tarnishing metal" , "material that resists corrosion" , "Rust-resistant metal" .)

I've seen this clue in The Everyman puzzle in The Observer.
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