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Foolishly I am rude about old city's writer (2,7)

Ross

I think it could be either:

du maurier

du maurier

'writer' is the definition.
(du maurier was a playwright)

'foolishly i am rude about old city's' is the wordplay.
'foolishly' is an anagram indicator.
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'old city' becomes 'ur' (ancient city state).
'i'+'am'+'rude'='iamrude'
'iamrude' is an anagram of 'dumaier'.
'dumaier' going around 'ur' is 'DU MAURIER'.

(Other definitions for du maurier that I've seen before include "who gave birth to Rebecca" , "Author of Jamaica Inn" , "Writer" .)

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