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Possibly ruder to an artist! (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

durer

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Here is my best explanation:

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

'possibly ruder' is the wordplay.
'possibly' indicates an anagram.
'ruder' is an anagram of 'DURER'.

'to' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for durer that I've seen before include "Old master", "From Renaissance artist", "Albrecht -, Ger. artist", "C Fifteenth-Sixteenth German painter/engraver", "Albrecht -, Nuremburg artist", "Painter", "Albrecht -, fifteenth to sixteenth century German artist", "Albrecht --, German painter and engraver", "Albrecht -, C15-16 German artist" and "Renaissance painter".)

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