Tom Sawyer maybe rude: tavern in uproar! (10)
I believe the answer is:
'tom sawyer' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's an association between them I don't understand?
'rude tavern in uproar' is the wordplay.
'in uproar' is an anagram indicator (I've seen this in other clues).
'rudetavern' with letters rearranged gives 'ADVENTURER'.
'maybe' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for adventurer that I've seen before include "Drake perhaps" , "Daring traveller" , "One off in search of exciting experiences" , "An opportunist" , "Daredevil" .)