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No. 674 by Cyclops
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Across
7 Make a connection with Putin's no.1 (clumsy oaf) getting elected (4,2)
8 Thwarting action means (a)
less than half of Boris gets leg over (8)
11 Lord was with this ex-PM (5)
12 Who mocks the urethra? (4-5)
13 Just imagine putting Tory leader in Ascot wear! (5,4)
14 Up before court (5)
16 Hard to shake off, this independent politician, stuck in obstacle (6)
18 American in debt unceremoniously thrown in jail? (6)
21 Lord Archer-style statement, say, read backwards (5)
22/5 One's captivated by strange Ottoman quirk – speech written after it? (9,4)
24 Money initially taken by Romney in fuel pledge (9)
26 See 25dn.
27 Commit auto theft on reaching Spain – watch what you're doing (4,4)
28 Credit given to fundamentalists for disaster (6)

Down
1 A consequence of what PR advisors do in bad taste (4-3)
2 A couple of pints needed to take in article in English: 'Covid-19 Result'? (10)
3 May, last of Tory powerful! (6)
4 Refs sort out defence (8)
5 See 22ac.
6 Cover up discharge (7)
9 Dog's failed to start? That's an advantage (5)
10 Result of getting excited before sex: blistering (6)
15 It's sweeney, unfortunately, who looked on as crime was commited? (10)
17 Trump finally about to meet supreme commander on time (shopping centre)
(8)
18 Boris's opening spin on unknown cover-up (6)
19 Humour of actress's first appearance after lap dancing (7)
20 "Anger" … that's how change might be presented to an American, reportedly (7)
22 State of Queen when mounting a seaman (5)
23 Aim at 'snake resentment" (6)
25/26 Keen PM 'ice-breaking' for a Trump sidekick (4,5)


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