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Head seen in random encounter (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dome

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Here is my best explanation:

'head' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'in random encounter' is the wordplay.
'in' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'DOME' is hidden within 'random encounter'.

'seen' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for dome that I've seen before include "description of church roof?", "Head", "Rounded roof with circular base", "A stately building", "Rounded roof; Greenwich tent", "millennium feature", "Millennium building", "Hemispherical roof", "Crown" and "Cupola - millennium building".)

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