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Spooner says cad's loud music is why he can't start his book (7)


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'spooner says' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are plural nouns, I don't see how they can define each other.

'cad's loud music is why he can't start his book' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'music' could be 'te' and 'te' is located in the answer.
This may be the basis of clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for writers that I've seen before include "Authors" , "Bookmakers" , "Scribes" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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