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Support the unusual seer (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

prophet

Here is my best explanation:

'seer' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'support the unusual' is the subsidiary indication.

'support' becomes 'prop' (prop is a kind of support).

'unusual' is an anagram indicator.

'the' anagrammed gives 'het'.

'prop'+'het'='prophet'

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for prophet that I've seen before include "Prognosticator", "Predictor of the future", "Say, Cassandra", "Visionary", "reader", "Soothsayer", "Augur", "Religious leader", "Divine spokesman or forecaster" and "what he says might happen".)

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