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Cover conflict, speaking intemperately? (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

warranty

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Here is my best explanation:

'cover' is the definition.
(warranty cover is a type of insurance)

'conflict speaking intemperately?' is the wordplay.
'conflict' becomes 'war' (war is a kind of conflict).
'speaking intemperately?' becomes 'ranty'.
'war'+'ranty'='WARRANTY'

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for warranty that I've seen before include "Bond", "Written guarantee", "Undertaking that covers sale", "pledge", "guarantee of quality?", "Contract", "Guarantee given to a purchaser", "Undertaking (as to quality)", "Quality guarantee" and "cover provided".)

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