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Hotel boss going crazy to find mass supplier (5,5)


I believe the answer is:

higgs boson

'mass supplier' is the definition.
(particle responsible for mass)

'hotel boss going crazy' is the wordplay.
'hotel' becomes 'h' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).
'crazy' is an anagram indicator.
'bossgoing' is an anagram of 'iggsboson'.
'h'+'iggsboson'='HIGGS BOSON'

'to find' acts as a link.

(Another definition for higgs boson that I've seen is " [ELEMENTARY PARTICLE] yet to be confirmed".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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