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The spuds Buster mashed? (6)


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'the spuds' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are plural nouns, I don't see how one could define the other.

'buster mashed?' is the wordplay.
'mashed?' indicates anagramming the letters (I've seen 'mash' mean this (letters mashed up)).
'buster' anagrammed gives 'TUBERS'.

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(Other definitions for tubers that I've seen before include "Kind of potatoes - real brutes (6)" , "Wrongly rebuts the potatoes, say" , "Potatoes, for instance" , "spuds etc" , "Potatoes and dahlias, say" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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