Got the record back by a trick, you read (6)
I believe the answer is:
'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" .)