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Equivocate as casual worker with zero extra money (9)


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Here is my best explanation:

'equivocate' is the definition.

'casual worker with zero extra money' is the wordplay.
'casual worker' becomes 'temp' (I've seen this before).
'with' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'zero' becomes 'o'.
'extra money' becomes 'rise'.

'as' is the link.


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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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