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Routine repetition taking stage for award (7)


I believe the answer is:


'for award' is the definition.
(type of award or prize)

'routine repetition taking stage' is the wordplay.
'routine repetition' becomes 'rote' (I've seen this in another clue).
'taking' indicates putting letters inside.
'stage' becomes 'set' (setting is a kind of staging).
'rote' enclosing 'set' is 'ROSETTE'.

(Other definitions for rosette that I've seen before include "Horse show award" , "Ribbon in a cluster as an award" , "collection of ribbons" , "Prizewinner's decoration" , "Badge of office or honour" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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