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Terribly wet journalist gets material (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

tweed

Here is my best explanation:

'material' is the definition.

(tweed is a kind of material)

'terribly wet journalist' is the subsidiary indication.

'terribly' indicates an anagram.

'journalist' becomes 'ed' (**).

'wet' anagrammed gives 'twe'.

'twe'+'ed'='tweed'

'gets' is the link.

(Other definitions for tweed that I've seen before include "Woollen material", "Scottish and English river", "Harris cloth", "Thick woollen cloth - northern river", "Material; river", "Boundary river", "See 7", "Scottish/English river", "River; rough cloth" and "Woollen cloth - Scotland/England border river".)

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