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Self-righteous tailors randomly caught by microphone (10)


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'self-righteous' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Perhaps there's an association between them I don't understand?

'tailors randomly caught by microphone' is the wordplay.
'randomly' is an anagram indicator (I've seen 'roaming randomly' mean this).
'caught by' indicates putting letters inside.
'microphone' becomes 'mic'.
'tailors' is an anagram of 'oralist'.
'oralist' placed inside 'mic' is 'MORALISTIC'.

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(Other definitions for moralistic that I've seen before include "Pronouncing on issues of right and wrong" , "Preachy" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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