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No. 566 by Cyclops
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7 Conjecture from politician, full of gas (6)
8 Fish mean to encase artist! (8)
10 Nick's position hurts badly (9)
11 Labour leader's after straying peer – turn away! (5)
12 Good, port-soaked Willy? (5)
13 Paper rubbishing an MP: "wife-abandoning wretch!" (9)
15 Fetish state associated with Nicola Sturgeon, say? (6)
17 Be without our mag? Not quite – here's one of Brenda's maybe! (6)
20 Balls delivered pitch to oust leader? (9)
22 Boris might, getting sod all right? (5)
23 PC language: "Stroppy cabbies be gone!" (5)
25 Who cares when yobs inject heroin? (5,4)
26 What fat cats like rotten: to skim profits? (5,3)
27 Fancy Surrey's outskirts welcoming relief? (6)

1/24 Aged reporters faffing over Times leader, which is degenerative (10,4)
2 In favour, China – kid on the block? (6)
3 Commons ultimately wants vegetable as Speaker (6)
4 Lawless Jeffrey, without hesitation, gets into 'Cain' disguise (8)
5/14 Leak article about end of Nige (no other!)
– switch your full attention to this (4,10)
6 Holes requiring prominent organ and balls obstructions (7)
7 Bloody hell, grass has lifted, revealing Winner! (3,3)
9 Member and ex-PM said "not to be sniffed at"? (6)
14 See 5dn. 16 A groom after pussy remains to be found in this? (8)
17 "Length", repulsive, is sanctioned (6)
18 Broke, screwed up (shafted by uncaring Conservative leaders)
creature (7)
19 Pisspoor Tory git turning one out (6)
21 To authorise and make to look like an arse? (6)
22 "Mowlam the predator" hairstyle? (6)
24 See 1dn.
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