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Activity in which the participants bow (7)


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'activity' is the definition.
(archery is a kind of activity)

'the participants bow' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'bow' could be 'archer' (I've seen this before) and 'archer' is present in the answer.
A single letter 'y' remains which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'in which' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for archery that I've seen before include "Toxophily" , "Bowman's sport" , "Sport of the bowman" , "Bowmanship" , "Target sport - Olympic event in from 1900-08, in 1920 and since 1972" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish News.
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