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Lower terribly crude note (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

reduce

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Here is my best explanation:

'lower' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'terribly crude note' is the wordplay.
'terribly' indicates an anagram.
'note' becomes 'e' (musical note).
'crude' is an anagram of 'reduc'.
'reduc'+'e'='REDUCE'

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(Other definitions for reduce that I've seen before include "Make smaller or take off weight", "Bring down", "Shrink", "Lessen", "Subjugate; make (sauce) thicker", "Take off weight", "'Cut down, abridge (6)'", "subdue", "Boil down or cut back" and "Make smaller or slimmer".)

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