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Pointer to a royal line (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

arrow

Here is my best explanation:

'pointer' is the definition.

('arrow' can be a synonym of 'pointer')

'a royal line' is the subsidiary indication.

'royal' becomes 'r' (abbreviation).

'line' becomes 'row' (row is a kind of line**).

'a'+'r'+'row'='arrow'

'to' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for arrow that I've seen before include "production of Fletcher?", "This points", "Archery projectile", "Cupid's projectile", "Missile of the archer", "It caught Harold's eye", "Missile with a point", "It may indicate", "Pointed missile" and "An archer's missile".)

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