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Pointer to a royal line (5)

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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 "What's shot from a bow", "Projectile from bow", "It caught Harold's eye", "The bowman's missile", "William Tell's missile", "Pointed projectile", "Mark to indicate direction", "Missile with a point", "Weapon projectile" and "Pointer; dart".)

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