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Equipment includes new telephone (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ring

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'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for ring that I've seen before include "Wedding band", "Phone; circular band", "It's carried by Frodo", "'It's a square, strangely, for boxers (4)'", "Annulus", "Circular object - sound", "Surround; reverberate", "Phone; round", "Telephone - as bells do" and "Chime".)

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