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Requires new seed to be cultivated (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

needs

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Here is my best explanation:

'requires' is the definition.
('need' can be a synonym of 'require')

'new seed to be cultivated' is the wordplay.
'new' becomes 'n'.
'to be cultivated' indicates an anagram.
'seed' anagrammed gives 'eeds'.
'n'+'eeds'='NEEDS'

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This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for needs that I've seen before include "'..... must when the devil drives'", "Wants, requires", "Requires or wants", "necessity once", "Misses", "Necessitates", "Requirements", "requirements", "Is desperate for" and "Necessities".)

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