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No. 542 by Cyclops
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1 Carry on Sir deplorably impounded by pain in the arse (7)
5 Balls provided with drug stimulant to achieve an erection? (7)
10 'Bluster' party introduced by supporter (very American)
11 Cowboy's dangly thing produced a trial (6)
12/14 Labour free to come undone? (4,5)
13 See 26ac. 15 Ex-president's after a lead from Monica to "jump" (6)
18 Board member makes £1000 by day's end (6)
20/25 Partner screws for health (5,4)
23 Description of Necker Island? It's quite uncultivated (6,4)
25 See 20ac. 26/13 As you'd expect from a Russell Brand appearance, one untrammelled outburst buries victory (5,1,4,6)
27 Anticipating 'New' Tony's entrance, outlandish Saint Mo! (7)
28 Like making a retreat in offensive holy war (7)
29 Bloody hell, the French! They're a nuisance vote-seeking politicians have to deal with (7)

2 All together: let's start to penetrate stupid bone head of Cameron! (2,4)
3 Nigel's last gasp UKIP resort "Right for Independence", which is ignitable (5,4)
4 Bastard whose name can't be remembered (2-3-2)
6 Cover up a Spice Girl's spot? (7)
7 See 9dn. 8 Like Campbell's lot, say, causing conflict, holding up boozer (8)
9/7 Concur IMF row loomed over organisation whose chief contribution to global improvement is hot air? (5,8,5)
16 Genesis augmented by Thatcher for a spot (9)
17 Green fiasco – storing cool energy for Telford, maybe (8)
19 Parliament takes nothing from volatile Lady T, now (7)
21 Vatican: "Break Eye's resolution!" (4,3)
22 Become bloody thick male, and get in the habit (6)
24 Hague's second houses speculation (5)
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