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They're handled by besom makers (5)


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

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(Other definitions for twigs that I've seen before include "Kindling" , "Understands" , "Small branches" , "Catches on" , "Slender woody shoots" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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