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Report heard at a certain level (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

storey

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Here is my best explanation:

'level' is the definition.
(synonyms)

'report heard at a certain' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'heard' could be 'e' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'e' is found within the answer.
'report' could be 'story' (story is a kind of report) and 'story' is present in the leftover letters.
This accounts for all the letters.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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