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Reacting to a new wave the Queen's introduced (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

answering

Here is my best explanation:

'reacting to' is the definition.

'a new wave the queen's introduced' is the subsidiary indication.

'a new' becomes 'an' (I've seen this in other clues).

'wave' becomes 'swing' (**).

'the queen' becomes 'er' (Elizabeth Regina).

'introduced' is an insertion indicator.

'swing' enclosing 'er' is 'swering'.

'an'+'swering'='answering'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for answering that I've seen before include "Picking up receiver", "Replying", "Responding", "Acknowledging" and "responding".)

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