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ACROSS 01 Cap­i­tals (5,4)

08 Con­coct false charge against (5)

09 Grow­ing unchecked (7)

10 De­plorable (6)

11 Butt for a co­me­dian (6)

12 Art of per­sua­sive speak­ing (8)

15 Re­fused to grant (8)

18 Keep busy (6)

20 Ex­empt (6)

21 Discreet (7)

22 Re­cur­rent round (5)

23 Slight cause for op­ti­mism (3,2,4)

DOWN 02 Fac­tory (5)

03 En­gage ser­vices of (6)

04 Talk to­gether (8)

05 Se­ri­ous at­tempt (6)

06 Hos­til­i­ties (7)

07 The gen­uine ar­ti­cle (4,5)

11 Out­stand­ing ex­am­ple for dis­play (9)

13 Place of fab­u­lous wealth (2,6)

14 Put up with (7)

16 Yearn (6)

17 Put an end to (6)

19 Chubby (5)

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