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Machismo shown by island's housing policies (9)


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'machismo' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both human attributes as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'island's housing policies' is the wordplay.
'island's' becomes 'mans' (Man is an example).
'housing' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'policies' becomes 'lines' (as in a party line, a political policy or view).
'mans' enclosing 'lines' is 'MANLINESS'.

'shown by' acts as a link.


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