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Tibetan flipped about regular booster in Honkers? (5)


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'honkers?' is the definition.
(honker is a kind of nose)

'tibetan flipped about regular booster' is the wordplay.
'tibetan' becomes 'sn' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'flipped' is a reversal indicator.
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'regular' indicates alternate letters.
The alternate letters of 'booster' are 'ose'.
'sn' back-to-front is 'ns'.
'ns' placed around 'ose' is 'NOSES'.

'in' is the link.

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(Other definitions for noses that I've seen before include "Beaks, conks" , "Olfactory organs" , "Pries" , "Proboscises" , "Hooters" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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