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Initially works well as a cooking utensil (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

wok

Here is my best explanation:

'a cooking utensil' is the definition.

(wok is a kind of cooking utensil)

'initially works well' is the subsidiary indication.

'initially' suggests taking the first letters.

'well' becomes 'ok' ('O.K.' can be a synonym of 'well').

The initial letter of 'works' is 'w'.

'w'+'ok'='wok'

'as' is the link.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for wok that I've seen before include "Chinese cooking pan", "Chinese bowl-shaped frying pan", "Bowl-shaped pan", "Asian cooking pan", "pot", "Large Chinese frying pan", "Chinese cooking vessel like large bowl", "A Chinese large-bowled frying pan", "Pan used in Chinese cookery" and "Stir-fry pan".)

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