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No. 627 by Cyclops
£100 prize to the first correct solution opened on 22nd June 2018. private eye crossword

8/24/16 Successful lobby group that calls the shots? (8,5,11)
9 See 11ac.
10 Clumsy hulk separating local Labour leaders – might be button-holed (5)
11/9 Watts used to get this sudden inspiration? (9,6)
13 One element of stupid-sounding little politician (7)
15 Board showing constraint, acquired by Crown (7)
16 See 8ac.
20 Piss-taker – in future, thrash! (7)
22 Two males taking drug when lancing gentlemen's boils (7)
23 US-Italian arrangement that went down controversially (9)
24 See 8ac.
26 The Sun: evidence of a beating? (6)
27 Iron-like Margaret's opener: "Tell CIA to get lost" (8)

1 Hard on the heels of swinging single people (7)
2 See 25dn.
3 Shy about hair balls (8)
4 Un-PC wife: "Not both testicles with coupling" (4,3,5)
5 Love gets one into 'talc' variation of shagging (6)
6 Tory leader unclear about extremes of Conference's aversion (10)
7 Prick takes on the French hacks accommodated here (7)
12 Develop big hips when diets do this? (2,4-6)
14 Editorial's cool ... on what Theresa May's failed to show? (10)
17 Unfading Democrat ultimately in wrong (8)
18 Bush, lip trembling, is to fulfil a writer's dream? (7)
19 Character of German city Conservative – gutless (7)
21 Passionate shag that might add inches to your melons? (6)
25/2 Dot's loaded, upsetting corporations (4,4)

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