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Elevated works building maliciously ruined (7)


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'maliciously ruined' is the definition.
(to trash is to destroy)

'elevated works building' is the wordplay.
'elevated' is a reversal indicator (in a down clue, letters go up).
'works' becomes 'art' (I've seen this before).
'building' becomes 'shed' (shed is a kind of building).
'art' in reverse letter order is 'tra'.

(Other definitions for trashed that I've seen before include "Vandalised", "Criticised", "completely taken apart", "Destroyed".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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