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Piano rock repulsed pretty delicate little things (6)


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'delicate little things' is the definition.
(petals are delicate)

'piano rock repulsed' is the wordplay.
'piano' becomes 'p' (musical abbreviation).
'rock' becomes 'slate' (slate is a type of stone).
'repulsed' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.
'slate' backwards is 'etals'.

'pretty' is the link.
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(Other definitions for petals that I've seen before include "Palest parts of flowers" , "Outer parts of flowers" , "Plates (anag.)" , "Parts of flowers in pastel" , "Flower parts on plates" .)

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