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Washing machine or fridge? Turn pale and panic! (9)


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'washing machine or fridge?' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'turn pale and panic' is the wordplay.
'turn' indicates anagramming the letters.
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'pale' put after 'panic' is 'panicpale'.
'panicpale' anagrammed gives 'APPLIANCE'.

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(Other definitions for appliance that I've seen before include "implement" , "Washing machine or toaster, say" , "Piece of kit" , "Machine (for use in the home)" , "Device performing specific task" .)

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