Crossword Genius

Got the record back by a trick, you read (6)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'you read' is the definition.
'peruse' can be an answer for 'read' (I've seen this before). I'm not sure about the 'you' bit.

'got the record back by a trick' is the wordplay.
'got the record back' becomes 'pe' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'by' says to put letters next to each other.
'a trick' becomes 'ruse' (I've seen this in another clue).

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for peruse that I've seen before include "Browse, read casually" , "Scan carefully for rupees" , "Run one's eye over" , "Examine at length" , "Scrutinise" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app