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7. Per­son made to look ridicu­lous (8,5)

8. Un­shod (8)

9. Im­po­lite (4)

10. Fi­nan­cial deficits (6)

12. Stink­ing (6)

14. Scorch­ing (3)

15. Re­peated state­ment or slo­gan (6)

17. Be­come smaller (6)

19. High­est point of achieve­ment (4)

21. Goes around (8)

23. Closely ques­tioned (5-8) DOWN

1. Delu­sions of per­se­cu­tion (8)

2. Con­curs (6)

3. Lux­ury car (abbr) (4)

4. Con­ceited, self-cen­tred peo­ple (8)

5. Deprive of food (6)

6. Frozen (4)

11. Com­plete dis­ar­ray (8)

13. Hung around (8)

16. Very small (col­loq) (6)

18. Ru­ral (6)

20. Horse-drawn wagon (4)

22. Reach a high point (4)

YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION: Across: 1. Co­in­cide 7. Spree

8. Scep­ti­cal 9. Sop 10. Spat 11. Kid­nap 13. Peace of­fer­ing

15. Spoils 16. Feta 18. Rip 20. Pre­dicted 21. Terms 22. Es­ti­mate Down: 1. Costs 2. Ike­bana 3. Cite 4. De­ceit­ful­ness 5. Grasp

6. Leap­ing 7. Slen­der 12. Re­coups 13. Pro rata 14. In­er­tia

15. Spire 17. Ad­dle 19. Mini

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