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He can't be trusted with artist's support (6)

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I believe the answer is:

weasel

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Here is my best explanation:

'he can't be trusted' is the definition.

Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't understand how they can define each other.

'with artist's support' is the subsidiary indication.

'with' becomes 'w' (abbreviation).

'artist's support' becomes 'easel' (I've seen this before).

'w'+'easel'='weasel'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for weasel that I've seen before include "Small fierce animal with slender body and reddish fur", "Animal; sly person", "Stoat-like mammal - treacherous type", "Animal related to the stoat", "E Wales (anag.)", "Cowardly carnivore", "Boggle", "Slender animal", "Equivocate - small animal" and "Proverbially deceitful mammal".)

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