Cross­word

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Across

1. De­lib­er­ately de­ceives (8) 5. Pack tidily (4) 8. Ma­cho (4) 9. Al­ter­na­tive name for a wood pi­geon

(4-4) 10. Un­pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ences (7) 12. Drugs (5) 15. Cor­re­spond ex­actly (5) 16. Shorten (7) 20. Still a mi­nor (5-3) 21. Jane Austen novel fea­tur­ing Mr

El­ton (4) 22. Speak (4) 23. Adop­tion (of a cause) (8)

Down

1. Large ex­tinct ele­phant with hairy coat

and curved tusks (7) 2. Healthy food (5) 3. Month (5) 4. Of sound mind (4) 6. Pri­vate cavalry sol­dier (7) 7. 52 in a year (5) 11. Em­barass (5) 12. Blood giver (5) 13. Fortress (7) 14. Come out on top (7) 15. Climb (5) 17. Sig­nal with a high pitched sound (5) 18. Large cupo­las (5) 19. Pal­lid (4)

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