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Maybe bass part loud one needed at the start (3)


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'maybe bass part' is the definition.
(part of a fish eg a bass)

'loud one needed at the start' is the wordplay.
'loud' becomes 'f' (short for forte - 'loud' in music).
'one' becomes 'i' (Roman numeral).
'at the start' suggests taking the first letters.
The first letter of 'needed' is 'n'.

(Other definitions for fin that I've seen before include "For movement and balance in fish" , "Fish propeller; end (Fr.)" , "Aerodynamic surface" , "Found on a fish" , "Swimmer" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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