Crossword Genius

A problem in prose, possibly (5)


I believe the answer is:


'a problem' is the definition.
(I know that poser is a type of problem)

'prose possibly' is the wordplay.
'possibly' is an anagram indicator.
'prose' anagrammed gives 'POSER'.

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for poser that I've seen before include "Toughie" , "One pretends to be something they are not" , "Question - a sitter" , "insincere?" , "question master?" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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