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Unfriendly landlord, priest recalled (7)


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'unfriendly' is the definition.
(I know that unfriendly can be written as hostile)

'landlord priest recalled' is the wordplay.
'landlord' becomes 'host' (host can mean a landlord).
'priest' becomes 'eli' (biblical figure).
'recalled' is a reversal indicator.
'eli' backwards is 'ile'.

(Other definitions for hostile that I've seen before include "Aggressive" , "Enemy" , "Unkind" , "Belligerent" , "Bellicose" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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