There is one last clue I’ve been puzzling over for a long time. I think it must be some obscure word. It’s driving me nuts!
The clue is simply “Piped music”. Seven letters.
I have four of the letters filled in:
The P is from exPire - “Run out of breath (6)”
The B is from orBital - “Not much spoken about as space travel is (7)”
The O is from trOut - “The first defeat for a swimmer (5)”
The H is from sHortstory - “An account that’s hardly overdrawn (5,5,)”