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Bill holds port back (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

posterior

Here is my best explanation:

'back' is the definition.

('posterior' can be similar in meaning to 'back')

'bill holds port' is the subsidiary indication.

'bill' becomes 'poster' ('poster' can be a synonym of 'bill'**).

'holds' is an insertion indicator.

'port' becomes 'rio'.

'poster' placed around 'rio' is 'posterior'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for posterior that I've seen before include "Rear", "later", "Behind", "Stern", "Being behind", "Further back; bottom", "Back", "Hindquarters" and "Backside".)

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