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Rowdy hermits — ridiculous! That's clever writing? (12)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

wordsmithery

'clever writing?' is the definition.

'rowdy hermits ridiculous' is the wordplay.
'ridiculous' indicates an anagram.
'rowdy'+'hermits'='rowdyhermits'
'rowdyhermits' with letters rearranged gives 'WORDSMITHERY'.

'that's' is the link.

(Other definitions for wordsmithery that I've seen before include "use of "language"" , "coinage" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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