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1. MEP sits: a dif­fer­ent form needed for di­ver­sions (8)

7. Us­ing one's loaf for the money one earns (5)

8. The fools who sold one out (7)

9. It's not com­mon for Santa Claus, un­used to tak­ing back part (7)

10. Make one bet­ter cad, by the sound of it (4)

12. In­ferred that what cow chews may be given back in­deed (7)

14. Pho­tos used around end of May where mod­els are dis­played (7)

17. Choir end as pas­tor's ser­mon even­tu­ally starts (4)

18. Fill a chap with en­thu­si­asm, and he can go to blazes (7)

21. Leaves the street vi­o­lated when re­vers­ing (7)

22. French im­petu­os­ity be­gins do­mes­ti­cat­ing the an­te­lope (5) 23. Fright­ened the South might get rat­tled (8)

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1. Around North Carolina hoop is formed into blan­ket-cover (6)

2. Two saw the dif­fer­ence? Yes: he's trav­el­ling il­le­gally (8)

3. Mis­for­tunes they in France show when about fifty (4)

4. It fol­lowed mis­use in the end (6) 5. Ad­mirer of Nash, say (4)

6. Bad eggs are mis­led in a way to put some­thing on (6)

7. A gaffe from the ill-bred, un­less halved (7)

11. Was dug up by for­mer spouse with mud he slung (7)

13. Not be­ing spir­i­tual, he has two chevrons (8)

14. Sweet­meat one couldn't do it for! (6) 15. Wise man soundly played on words with it (6)

16. Tweed not ini­tially wo­ven, as in­cluded when ribbed (6)

19. Gather there's some re­ward in fu­ture ap­pli­ca­tion (4)

20. Prac­tise fight­ing for a frag­ment of crys­tal (4)

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