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Office temp's initial depression (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dent

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Here is my best explanation:

'depression' is the definition.
(dent is a kind of depression)

'office temp's initial' is the subsidiary indication.
'office' becomes 'den' (I've seen this in other clues).
'initial' suggests taking the first letters.
The initial letter of 'temp' is 't'.
'den'+'t'='dent'

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for dent that I've seen before include "A cavity", "mark", "Arthur, described by Douglas", "TV lexicographer?", "tooth (13) [FRENCH]", "Small hollow", "Hollow, depression", "Hollow; tend (anagram)", "Hollow caused by a blow" and "Tend (anag.)".)

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