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Risk torment or halt marriage arrangements (9)


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'risk torment or halt marriage arrangements' is the definition.
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'risk torment or halt' is the wordplay.
'risk' becomes 'bet' (I've seen this in another clue).
'torment' indicates an anagram (I've seen 'tormented' mean this).
'orhalt' anagrammed gives 'rothal'.

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(Other definitions for betrothal that I've seen before include "Promise of marriage" , "Commitment" , "Plight" , "Engagement to marry" , "Pledge" .)

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