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Old bishop and priest giving us daggers (5)


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'us daggers' is the definition.
'obeli' can be an answer for 'daggers' (I've seen this before). I am unsure of the 'us' bit.

'old bishop and priest' is the wordplay.
'old' becomes 'o' (common abbreviation eg in OE for Old English).
'bishop' becomes 'B' (chess abbreviation).
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'priest' becomes 'eli' (biblical figure).

'giving' is the link.

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(Other definitions for obeli that I've seen before include "see below, we explain)" , "Textual indicators" , "signs of doubt" , "Dagger signs in printing" , "Signs of death" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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