Crossword Genius

He paints eccentric theatrical type (8)


I believe the answer is:


'theatrical type' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'he paints eccentric' is the wordplay.
'eccentric' indicates anagramming the letters.
'hepaints' anagrammed gives 'THESPIAN'.

(Other definitions for thespian that I've seen before include "Actor - neat hips (anag)" , "He paints (anag)" , "Actor; relating to drama" , "person in the acting business" , "A formal actor" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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