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Illusions as grime is converted (7)


I believe the answer is:


'illusions' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'as grime is converted' is the wordplay.
'is converted' indicates an anagram.
'asgrime' with letters rearranged gives 'MIRAGES'.

(Another definition for mirages that I've seen is " Optical illusions in hot places".)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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