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Firm hug can end upset (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

unchanged

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Here is my best explanation:

'firm' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'hug can end upset' is the wordplay.
'upset' indicates anagramming the letters.
'hug'+'can'+'end'='hugcanend'
'hugcanend' with letters rearranged gives 'UNCHANGED'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for unchanged that I've seen before include "The same", "Unaltered", "Not altered" and "Remaining in an original state".)

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