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One who wrote nonsense about the kid, perhaps (7)

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I believe the answer is:

leather

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Here is my best explanation:

This clue might be a double definition.

'one who wrote nonsense' is the first definition.

Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't see how one could define the other.

'the kid perhaps' is the second definition.

(kid is a kind of leather)

'about' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for leather that I've seen before include "Dressed skin", "A tanned hide", "Polishing cloth", "Hide", "Animal skins", "Fabric", "Flog; hide", "Cured animal hide", "Dressed hide" and "A tanner produces it from hide".)

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