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Start with nothing at home -- get equipment installed (6)

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I believe the answer is:

origin

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'start' is the definition.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for origin that I've seen before include "crossing", "base", "Where X meets Y", "Source, beginning point", "Source, derivation", "Place or point of beginning (6)", "Source, root", "For a start", "Starting point or cause" and "extraction".)

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