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Spooner's drugs still leading to boozy hangover (4,3)


I believe the answer is:

beer gut

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'still leading to boozy hangover' is the definition.
I know nothing about this answer so I can't tell whether it can be defined by this definition.

'spooner's drugs' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'drugs' could be 'ee' (an abbreviation for ecstasy written twice) and 'ee' is found in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Another definition for beer gut that I've seen is " large corporation".)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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