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There's a lot of laughter when a girl swallows it (8)


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'there's a lot of laughter' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'a girl swallows it' is the wordplay.
'a girl' becomes 'hilary' ().
'swallows' is an insertion indicator.
'hilary' placed around 'it' is 'HILARITY'.

'when' is the link.

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(Other definitions for hilarity that I've seen before include "Gaiety" , "Great amusement" , "Laughter" , "extreme amusement" , "Unrestrained mirth" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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