Crossword Genius

New book (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

novel

I believe this clue is a double definition.

'new' is the first definition.
(I know that new can be written as novel)

'book?' is the second definition.
(I know that novel is a type of book)

(Other definitions for novel that I've seen before include "Hitherto unknown" , "piece of writing" , "strange possibly" , "Paperback" , "Fresh" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail, The Sun, The Times, The Mirror and the Evening Standard.
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