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Is necessarily to be in phase (3)

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has

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'is necessarily to' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'in phase' is the wordplay.
'in' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'HAS' is hidden within 'phase'.

'be' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for has that I've seen before include "Enjoys", "Eats", "Cheats", "Owns, holds", "Bears", "Contains", "suffers from", "Possesses or owns" and "Gives birth to".)

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