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The Telegraph - Cryptic Dec 28 2004

A divine dessert rejected, containing one-third egg, which made sense ADDEDUP
A dry diocese in the right place SERE
A military force returning from a long way away AFAR
A Norse god, for example, seen flying AEGIR
Baby born, over a time, Edward I NEONATE
Common love and desire invoke pity COMPASSION
Concerning the church at one time ONCE
French author ends with monstrous woman making cheese GORGONZOLA
Get the better of employer MASTER
Go, your food is cooked (well done) GOODFORYOU
He takes money for fare CATERER
Hesitation - double hesitation - in naming a rare metal ERBIUM
Large cow straddling the line, or antelope ORYX
Leave for low hills in search of birds PARTRIDGES
Legally preclude two points for best conclusion ESTOP
Letters written in distress, especially ESSES
Love the expression of surprise on seeing moulding! OGEE
Old boy, a smoker, meeting students ALUMNUS
Old priest finds bible in hotel room GIDEON
Peacekeepers excused, but not pardoned UNFORGIVEN
Post spoken of for this chap MALE
Remedy ingested last month for laboratory bacteria CULTURE
Sebastian can fly in with relative COGNATE
Somehow take temperature - lacking energy - need help to hear EARTRUMPET
The fellow has nothing to complain of MOAN
The ghost might sit and rest in peace shortly SPIRIT
The gold mace, for example, may be an omen AUSPICE
The officer in charge is an awful pain COLIC
The pharaoh who could see Mars RAMESES
They might bring 7 back RETRIEVERS
Throw back first old Greek coin OBOL
£1,000 given to relation, or her daughter perhaps GRANDNIECE
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