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Where merchandise is scattered? (3,4,3,4)


I believe the answer is:

all over the shop

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'where merchandise' is the definition.
I know nothing about this answer so I cannot judge whether it can be defined by this definition.

'scattered?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'scattered?' could be 'allover' (I've seen this in another clue) and 'allover' is located in the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'is' is the link.

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(Other definitions for all over the shop that I've seen before include "in every direction" , "as an overworked storekeeper may be?" , "china after bull's visit?" , "in every possible place" , "Like massive clearance-sale offers" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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