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Patriotic tune the man composed (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

anthem

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Here is my best explanation:

'patriotic tune' is the definition.

'the man composed' is the wordplay.
'composed' is an anagram indicator.
'the'+'man'='theman'
'theman' is an anagram of 'ANTHEM'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for anthem that I've seen before include "The man for a rousing song", "National tune", "uplifting song", "Church song", "Religious or national song", "Choral work", "Internationale?", "choral work", "A song of praise" and "Patriotic song".)

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