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Partner's painting (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

art

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'painting' is the definition.
(painting is an art)

'partner's' is the wordplay.
'ART' is hidden in amongst the letters.
But, I'm not sure how this is indicated.

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(Other definitions for art that I've seen before include "Trickery" , "For example, Blakey's creative" , "Cunning" , "A name" , "Eg, paintings, sculpture" .)

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