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Rough — brusque (5)


I believe the answer is:


This clue is a double definition.

'rough' is the first definition.

'brusque' is the second definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

(Other definitions for gruff that I've seen before include "Surly -- rough-spoken" , "Harsh - brusque" , "Abrupt in manner - rough and low in pitch" , "Rasping - ungracious" , "Hoarse" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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