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No. 664 by Cyclops
£100 prize to the first correct solution opened on 22nd November 2019. private eye crossword

Across
7 Forced etc into drink, many a politician talks through it? (6)
9 Boris, say, reckoning Brenda is one who'll buy (8)
10 Drinking place that's a sort of rehab hell – hard going (4,4)
11 Repulsive ruler gets stick, welcoming useless Tory leaders (6)
12 Bollocks, say, linked to stomach parts (5,5)
13 "Nutter drops Conservative" row (4)
14 Associates male ferret with penises, by the sound of it (7)
16 PM, once resigned has ballsed-up all round (7)
19 Suppress broadcast that's near the gutter (4)
21 Jeremy's left wing academic, lube applied, gets prestigious award (6,4)
23 Giuliani's number one arsehole is not subject to a charge (6)
24 Prodigal son welcomed by ET – awful, bizarre (8)
25 Ken's involved with arses and creepy types (8)
26 Sooty, topless with fly undone (6)

Down
1 Way press gets working to produce leader up north (8)
2 Independent member (a c**t)
is a hit (6)
3 Bill Clinton's opening mail – fatuous praise (7)
4 Underwear that's so irritating (8)
5 One who'll fire athlete changing top (6)
6 Being kicked out is "the pits" – Hunt (egg-plastered)
(7,3,4)
8 One with erectile dysfunction in Germany, initially appealing to voters (14)
15 County gets hard drugs for nothing (8)
17 It offers protection when bull screws around with mare (8)
18 'Bravery' of players who are paid to conceal stitch-up (7)
20 Boris just started getting awfully teary – dupe! (6)
22 Toss if you're around to become rigid (6)


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