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Pears used as a weapon (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

spear

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Here is my best explanation:

'a weapon' is the definition.

(spear is a kind of weapon)

'pears used' is the subsidiary indication.

'used' is an anagram indicator.

'pears' anagrammed gives 'spear'.

'as' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for spear that I've seen before include "Old weapon", "Thrown weapon", "portion", "Lance", "Simple weapon", "stick", "Some asparagus", "Stabbing, throwing, weapon", "A bit of asparagus" and "Primitive weapon".)

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