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A great ape In Goa stream (7)


I believe the answer is:


'a great ape' is the definition.
(gorilla is a kind of great ape)

'in goa stream' is the wordplay.
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'stream' becomes 'rill' (rill is a kind of stream).
'goa' going around 'rill' is 'GORILLA'.

(Other definitions for gorilla that I've seen before include "A large powerful African ape" , "Large animal" , "Heavy" , "Endangered anthropoid" , "Big ape" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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