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That of a square, always? (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

area

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Here is my best explanation:

'that of a square always?' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'of a square always?' is the wordplay.
'of' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'AREA' can be found hidden inside 'square always'.

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