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Old-timer developing aneurism (8)

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I believe the answer is:

sumerian

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'old-timer' is the definition.
Both the definition and answer are singular nouns.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'developing aneurism' is the wordplay.
'developing' is an anagram indicator.
'aneurism' anagrammed gives 'SUMERIAN'.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for sumerian that I've seen before include "One who lived long ago", "one of old people (like 24A)" and "Language".)

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