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Work of monumental stupidity (5)


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'stupidity' is the definition.
(I know that folly is a type of stupidity)

'work of monumental' is the wordplay.
'work' indicates an anagram.
'monumental' becomes 'lly' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'of' is an anagram of 'fo'.

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(Other definitions for folly that I've seen before include "mock Gothic building" , "Stupidity - false building" , "Absurdity" , "Foolishness" , "Fatuity" .)

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