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Repetitive themes, perhaps, played on piano in American shop (6)


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'repetitive themes' is the definition.
'tropes' can be an answer for 'themes' (trope can mean a theme or idea). I'm not sure about the 'repetitive' bit.

I can't explain the rest of the clue.

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(Other definitions for tropes that I've seen before include "Figures of speech, figurative usages of words" , "Poster for figures of speech" , "Figures of speech - pest or what?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Times.
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