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Above taking part in wildcat operations (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

atop

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Here is my best explanation:

'above' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'part in wildcat operations' is the wordplay.
'part in' indicates a hidden word.
'ATOP' can be found hidden inside 'wildcat operations'.

'taking' is the link.

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(Other definitions for atop that I've seen before include "on the head", "Surmounting", "At the highest point of", "at peaks", "Up", "Above", "highest level", "On a high", "In superior position" and "highly placed".)

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