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Compromising one's art a capital offence? (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

treason

Here is my best explanation:

'capital offence?' is the definition.

'compromising one's art' is the subsidiary indication.

'compromising' indicates an anagram (compromise can mean change).

'ones'+'art'='onesart'

'onesart' anagrammed gives 'treason'.

'a' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for treason that I've seen before include "Treachery", "Crime of national betrayal", "rebellion", "Mutiny", "Senator? (Anag)", "Deliberate act of betrayal", "attempting to overthrow the king", "Subversion", "subversion" and "Gunpowder Plot, say".)

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