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See PI, etc in this exciting part of a play (3,5)


I believe the answer is:

set piece

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'see pi etc in this exciting' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'part of a play' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'part' could be 'piece' (synonyms) and 'piece' is found in the answer.
'play' could be 'set' (set is a kind of play) and 'set' is found in the answer.
This accounts for all the letters.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for set piece that I've seen before include "A rehearsed, impressive, manoeuvre" , "rehearsed play" , "well-rehearsed manoeuvre" , "Standard manoeuvre" , "Carefully prepared performance (from free kick?)" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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