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No. 641 by Cyclops
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Running clockwise around the shaded squares, starting top left, is an extract (slightly edited to fit the grid) from an instalment of our feature, 'The Headmistress Writes' (MrsT. May) in 2018.

The 52 letters of the quote not intersecting with clue answers are:

AAAAA B C D EEE F G HHH IIIIII KKK LLL M NN OOOOO P RR SSSS TTT UUUU YY private eye crossword

Across
12 Quit protecting Conservative's back – cry (6)
13 It stops you from playing bloody joker (3,4)
14/27 O, it could be Trump's first introduction to darned exercise (5,4)
15 Toffee-nosed, prick-like son replaces Korean leader (6)
16 Poet that pissed in the boss's position? (2,3,3)
17 What's a certain minister lacking? Drink? Stupid fool grabs one (9)
18 DIY injury mutilated flesh on member (4-4)
19 TV presenter on Rainbow: "It's around top of cock where it's most cold" (9)
21 End of Keir Hardie involved a feature of Elizabeth I (3,4)
22 Boris-style exploits? (Avoids keeping a date)
(9)
27 See 14ac.
28 Appointment-misser (but not a sufferer from premature ejaculation)
? (9)
30 "Don't take pleasure from screwing doyennes" – Gnome (4,7)
31 Cycles – of Brown leading LibDems right wing (7)
32 Tendency to breathe fast, holding extendable nylon crotch-hugging tops (8)
34 Verbal argy-bargy as a result of two articles Labour leader swiped from sci-fi novel (3,2,5)
37 Love goddess at Florida rave rejected predatory thing (5,7)
39 World leaders' possibly forlorn, steadfast hope Trump finally departs (5,2,5)
41 Amazing Scotswoman has ball with blokes in China (10)
42 Er, Iron Lady half replaced familiar TV presenter (8)
43 Work with newspapers to keep the people down? (7)
46 Extract from the main former Tory PM's energy article – empty talk (5,3,3)
49 Close? – then mount (most inventive!)
(9)
50 See 29dn.
51 Disposition holding back Miliband's ability (9)
52 Illustration: gold means an elevated situation (7)
54 A sexual initiation – sure to find out (9)
57 Double-dealing, loveless royal beat off (8)
60 Newspaper hacks circling round female alternative academic (9)
62 "Eye person's rude caption about one" (8)
64 Second attempt to accommodate cap – not a consistent policy (4-2)
65 Fry entertaining male primate (5)
66 Chinese people taking FBI agent for executioner (7)
67 Maybe Penelope's current heartless sex partner (6)

Down
1 Talk of sneaking piss into school (6)
2 Orgasmic Corbyn's first to leave – it's weather-related, etc (8)
3 Possible expenses fiddling perpetrated by one politician (Tory, ripe for exploitation) (11)
4 Provided with your magazine, made an appraisement? (4,2)
5 Argue about interrupting ex-princess's period? (8)
6 Dictator's half misrepresented imprisoning labour leader for "owning a large corporation" (3-7)
7 In addition to performing just in bra, almost? (2,3,2)
8 Nationals' second short day on drugs (6)
9 Bling, say, on streetwise male? Bloody waste of time in Scotland (6)
10 Given free hand to do mayhem, Theresa May's arrived here? (3,2,3,4)
11 Executive extremely put out with less pay? I'd like that (3,6)
20 See 44dn.
23 How's reconstituted Chamber becoming a merchandising venue? (8)
24 "It's benign, giving one an erection in a mad whirl!" (7)
25 Cruise into this colony? It's e.g. 'swinging' (11)
26 Busy newscaster wants Balls 'buried'? (6,5)
28 Consolidated payment acceptable by members (concealed in chimney)
(4,3)
29/50 Brexiteer to formally propose keeping a form of Gaelic (hard)
(7,4)
33 Identical stimulants one included in meth cooking (3,4)
35 Kitty's after bustle: she's finicky (4,3)
36 Easily distracted hacks should have these fitted (8)
38 New don rearranged cleavage as preferred by some painters (3-4)
40 Be assertive and succeed in pressuring political enforcer (5,3,4)
44/20 Directly in front of party faction wanting a leader (5,5)
45 Just a few drops surprisingly loosen up fat (11)
47 House no use on money problem that might come after marriage (9)
48 Tone of Scottish politician, endless prick (6,4)
53 Bastard in haste, in brewing drink (8)
55 Glorified old flame (ring a bell? Ed.)
(8)
56 Character has look into misshapen penis (7)
58 Standing US politician shortly to go against a Native American (6)
59 Hello! categorically covers place (6)
61 New version of old lecher cuddling up Cyclops (6)
63 Major financial concerns about a very obvious depression (6)




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