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Earl introduces artist to one inspiring poet? (5)

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I believe the answer is:

erato

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'one inspiring poet?' is the definition.
The answer is a person as well as being a singular noun. This is suggested by the definition.

'earl introduces artist to' is the wordplay.
'earl' becomes 'e'.
'introduces' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'artist' becomes 'ra' (Royal Academician, member of Royal Academy of Arts).
'e'+'ra'+'to'='ERATO'

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