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Cairns had freaky spiders (9)


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'freaky spiders' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both animals as well as being plural nouns.
Maybe you can see an association between them that I can't see?

'cairns had' is the wordplay.
'cairns had' anagrams to 'ARACHNIDS'.
Though, I am unsure how the anagram is indicated.

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I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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