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Equivocate as casual worker with zero extra money (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

temporise

Here is my best explanation:

'equivocate' is the definition.

'casual worker with zero extra money' is the subsidiary indication.

'casual worker' becomes 'temp' (I've seen this before).

'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'zero' becomes 'o'.

'extra money' becomes 'rise'.

'temp'+'o'+'rise'='temporise'

'as' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for temporise that I've seen before include "Delay", "fail to decide", "Hedge", "Emptier so as to avoid giving a definite answer" and "Put off".)

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