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Return handwritten document, enclosing ring, as greeting (6)


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'greeting' is the definition.
(I have seen 'Jewish greeting' mean 'shalom' so perhaps 'greeting' could also mean 'shalom')

'return handwritten document enclosing ring' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'ring' could be 'halo' (synonyms) and 'halo' is found in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'as' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for shalom that I've seen before include "Jewish salutation, meaning "peace"" , "Jewish greeting and blessing" , "Jewish expression of greeting or farewell" , "Hebrew "ciao"" , "Hebrew greeting or farewell" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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