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Patriotic tune the man composed (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

anthem

Here is my best explanation:

'patriotic tune' is the definition.

'the man composed' is the subsidiary indication.

'composed' indicates anagramming the letters.

'the'+'man'='theman'

'theman' with letters rearranged gives 'anthem'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for anthem that I've seen before include "The man (anag)", "Hymn of loyalty", "Rousing song", "Choral piece", "National hymn", "Patriotic song", "Church song", "The man for a popular song", "Religious or national song" and "The man for a patriotic song".)

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