SEE is "look" as we all know, but it has another less obvious meaning that crossword setters love to use. SEE is the official seat or jurisdiction of a bishop.
Ely, a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, is often a match for "see" in cryptic clues. The clue typically uses "see" as the verb on the surface – don't fall for that bluff – the word has to be taken as a noun.
Have a look at these examples:
Times 24387: See bank hasn’t opened (3) ELY RELY – R
FT 13305 (Armonie): See about dreadful tangle with grace (9) ELEGANTLY ELY around (TANGLE)*
FT 13403 (Loroso): Dead but also animated, see (10) ABSOLUTELY (BUT ALSO)* ELY
This trick is quite like the cows = neat = lowers one: baffling when we see it the first time, blinding obvious from then on.
Times 24544: Periodical we see displayed round front of kiosk (6)
Times 24462: See fringes for teenagers coming back in fashion (5)
Times 23707: Drink chap returned, see, soberly (8)
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