Crossword Genius

Weapon needs new repair (6)


I believe the answer is:


'weapon' is the definition.
(rapier is a kind of weapon)

'new repair' is the wordplay.
'new' is an anagram indicator.
'repair' anagrammed gives 'RAPIER'.

'needs' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for rapier that I've seen before include "Light sword" , "Straight sword with narrow blade" , "Narrow sword with two-edged blade" , "A small spring flower" , "Straight narrow sword with two edges" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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