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Entertainer trite as can be (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

artiste

'entertainer' is the definition.
(artiste is a kind of entertainer)

'trite as can be' is the wordplay.
'can be' indicates anagramming the letters.
'trite'+'as'='triteas'
'triteas' with letters rearranged gives 'ARTISTE'.

(Other definitions for artiste that I've seen before include "professional dancer?" , "Trouper" , "Attires like entertainer" , "Professional performer" , "Person playing" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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