Crossword Genius

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


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).
'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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