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A solemn proposal brought about love's consummation (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

apotheosis

'consummation' is the definition.
(both can mean when something is perfected)

'a solemn proposal brought about love's' is the wordplay.
'solemn' becomes 'po' (as in po-faced).
'proposal' becomes 'thesis' (I've seen this in another clue).
'brought about' is an insertion indicator.
'love' becomes 'o' (love means zero in tennis).
'thesis' going around 'o' is 'theosis'.
'a'+'po'+'theosis'='APOTHEOSIS'

(Other definitions for apotheosis that I've seen before include "Given maximum promotion", "ideal", "Deification", "Perfect example", "glorification".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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