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No. 678 by Cyclops
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Across
1 We lost with Boris – one should go and just look around (6)
4 Brenda's more swanky upmarket transport? (7)
8 Waste time with a daft run or jogging (4,6)
10/24 Possible cure for randy types: getting around ancient spa town (4,4)
11 County TV presenter on edge (6)
12 Only half of arse covered by naff singer's ornaments (8)
13 Figure at work, making a stinking pile? (6)
14 Gangster's $1000 to perform a castration? (6)
16 Drone's mechanism finally complete (6)
18 Sources of "frank exchange", in fact, laughably fake (6)
21 Pair of tits: one with name 'Killer' (8)
23 Stinger has Randy getting end away – "earth trembled, initially" (6)
24 See 10ac.
25 Beleaguered EU resigned to reform (5,5)
26 Gin drunk after sex direction? (7)
27 See 9dn.

Down
1 Boris source, describing downfall – "brilliant!" (6)
2 Provincial place finding Iran too 'other'? (7)
3 Could it really make Trump any less intelligible on the phone? (9)
5 See 9dn.
6 Party independent leader has no back passage (7)
7 Zero weight gained after short vacation? A deceptive image (8)
9/27/5 Crazy expenditure, Andrew! Hallo – might this reveal how you got the money? (11,6,5)
14 Talent associated with hack (maybe you should avoid oral examination)
(4,5)
15 Tabloid hell: back to front cover-up (8)
17 Drunk's hotel room state? (7)
19 Drink, I say, before getting laid ineptly (7)
20 Grand being in fast hospital for the duration (6)
22 Was a PR person about right to deliver a contemptuous rejection? (5)


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