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Has it a sharp edge for mincing words? (5)

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I believe the answer is:

sword

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Here is my best explanation:

'has it a sharp edge' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'mincing words?' is the wordplay.
'words' anagrams to 'SWORD'.
However, I'm unsure how this is indicated.

'for' is the link.

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