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Equipment includes new telephone (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ring

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Here is my best explanation:

'telephone' is the definition.

('ring' can be a synonym of 'telephone')

'equipment includes new' is the subsidiary indication.

'equipment' becomes 'rig' (rig is a kind of equipment**).

'includes' indicates putting letters inside.

'new' becomes 'n'.

'rig' placed around 'n' is 'ring'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for ring that I've seen before include "Annulus", "item to be fingered?", "Group operating illegally < call", "Circus space; surround", "Wedding band", "Hoop", "Circle; telephone", "resonant sound", "Marriage token" and "Phone; round".)

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