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Fear of novelty washer in re­placement of a hip bone (9)


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'fear of novelty' is the definition.
(fear of the new)

'washer in replacement of a hip bone' is the wordplay.
'washer' becomes 'o' (O resembles a metal ring or washer).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'replacement of' is an anagram indicator (I've seen 'replacement' mean this).
'ahipbone' is an anagram of 'neophbia'.
'o' going into 'neophbia' is 'NEOPHOBIA'.


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