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ACROSS 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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