My first is in starter but not "of the day"
My second is in homework but never in play
My third is in school but not in the child.
My fourth is in tame but not in the wild.
My fifth is in subtract but not in add
My sixth is in multiply while not going mad.
My last is in grass but not in the lawn
My whole is a name for a red suit not worn.
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