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The rotter upset tea on a cleric! (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

curate

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Here is my best explanation:

'a cleric' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'the rotter upset tea' is the wordplay.
'the rotter' becomes 'cur' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'upset' indicates an anagram.
'tea' anagrammed gives 'ate'.
'cur'+'ate'='CURATE'

'on' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard