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The weapons are a knock out, sire! (7)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'the weapons' is the definition.

(rapier is a kind of weapon)

'a knock out sire' is the subsidiary indication.

'a knock' becomes 'rap' ('rap' can be a synonym of 'knock').

'out' indicates an anagram.

'sire' anagrammed gives 'iers'.


'are' is the link.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for rapiers that I've seen before include "Double-edged swords" and "Straight swords with narrow blades".)


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