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Tree beginning to mature fast (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

firm

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Here is my best explanation:

'fast' is the definition.
('firm' can be a synonym of 'fast')

'tree beginning to mature' is the subsidiary indication.
'tree' becomes 'fir' (fir is a kind of tree).
'beginning to' indicates taking the first letters.
The initial letter of 'mature' is 'm'.
'fir'+'m'='firm'

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for firm that I've seen before include "Steady commercial organisation?", "Company - solid", "Unyielding business concern?", "Company; unyielding", "Resolute; company", "Steady kind of business", "Tight; company", "'Solid, unyielding (4)'", "Organization" and "Secure - business partnership".)

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