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Theme or point in conversation, initially (5)


I believe the answer is:


'theme' is the definition.
(I know that theme can be written as topic)

'point in conversation initially' is the wordplay.
'point' becomes 'top' (top is a kind of point).
'initially' suggests taking the first letters.
The initial letters of 'in conversation' is 'ic'.

'or' is the link.

(Other definitions for topic that I've seen before include "Content of argument" , "Question" , "one discussed" , "Matter for an argument" , "Issue (for discussion)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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