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Elevated works building maliciously ruined (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

trashed

'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'.
'tra'+'shed'='TRASHED'

(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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