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The Times - Cryptic Jul 20 2011

10's dicky bird SCOTER
7, say, going topless in river where bridge is noted AVIGNON
A compound containing phosphorus and hydrogen that's produced when oil is distilled ASPHALT
Attlee worried about leaders of the opposition abstaining TEETOTAL
Beautiful young women call American novelist HOURIS
Break knocker? OPPORTUNITY
Chinese delicacy that's taken home for young family BIRDSNESTSOUP
Chosen artist for Greek tragedy ELECTRA
Cockney's Indian singer RUBYMURRAY
Ditch sermon that's bedevilled religious community CHRISTENDOM
Get ready to paint, using mostly red and blue RUBDOWN
Kick rejected earthenware here POTS
Lacking will to accept right road INTERSTATE
Lawman's first to stop one unknown killer STRANGLER
Mafioso, possibly from Italian city, almost captured in US state CRIMINAL
Make impossible claims at first in introduction PRECLUDE
Muse about an item found in the garage OILCAN
Paint short girl eating blubber ACRYLIC
Poet not admitted for audition BARD
Pope born in July or August LEO
Shoddy items whichever way you look in tourist attraction TAT
Stinker failing coursework? CADDYING
Track, it may be announced, for fat controller? CORSET
Trouble at college with scholastic group UPSET
Ukrainian formerly suffering Stalinist rule LITTLERUSSIAN
Washed tights beginning to dry HOSED
Weapon carrier without locks, not fully loaded BALDRIC
Where gymnast may be proceeding correctly ONTHEBEAM
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