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No. 682 by Cyclops
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Across
8 Scottish moneybags constructing bridges to carry old posh car (8)
9 See 13ac.
11 Scrutinize gold stuck on former royal toilet top (5)
12 Some sucker, distraught, left – "Tess Daly's back!" (6,3)
13/9/24 Rueful thought of Cyclops during lockdown, as confessed in Pedantry Corner? (1,6,3,3,4)
15 Brown needs balls and new plonker (7)
17 Boiling tar oil and a gun that Trump would use against BLM protestors? (8,5)
21 Old Tory leader in court – wiped out (7)
22 Conservative and overtly leftist Labour sources, etc, surprisingly converge (7)
23 Classic tales of Ian Hislop backing Tory PM (9)
25 Trump's inauguration here – fake number! (5)
27 Four bollocks – about to make a big fuss (6)
28 Like a nerd, you might say, left snapping selfies? (8)

Down
1 CIA scrambling to cover up as it's out of the continent (7)
2 See 16dn.
3 On tour, rips out knob? (10)
4 One tabloid's topless sex hack (6)
5 Old queen's live sex show debuts (4)
6 Where Trump likes to retreat, being beat up over race (4,6)
7 Initial coronavirus lockdown advice, with government initially holding out (7)
10 Good to be on top of wishy-washy liberal, having ditched presidential candidate, pet? (6)
14 Constitution has race problem? That's Matt Hancock's province (10)
16/2 An oath, e.g. "Fake!" (4-6,4)
18 Reckless Trumpean dismissing PM's constitution (6)
19 Go away, rather coarsely protecting rear, to repel an attack (4,3)
20 Dissolute, 'at it', he's no monk (7)
22 Prison made for Frank (6)
24 See 13ac.
26 Look like a dirty old man up wind (4)


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