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No. 728 by Cyclops, Issue 1573
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8 A real pain, e.g. a urinal malfunction (9)
10 This is a bit unusual for a predictable celeb mag (5)
11 Giving head badly (tense inside)
, so despised (5)
12 Current applied to enlarge bust, for the most part (2,7)
13/14 An odious aspect of you, your partner might wake up to? (7,6)
17 Unshackled Nick, recklessly drinking wife's punch (7,8)
20 Let's give a wave before sex (6)
22 Union's bête noire, i.e. Sun – "it's a disease!" (7)
24 The bride and groom's drunk, mate (5,4)
26 Share bed, to get around Labour's leader (5)
27 Stuff Bush? Senate's finally lost (5)
28 State of 'X', the FBI agent on drugs? (9)

1 Determined to shag someone in connection with article (fashion)
2 Begs, with future looking grim – it's a stratagem (10)
3 Choose one associated with Donald Trump's extremes, welcomed by redneck? (4-4)
4 Death process that is taken up by crooked gang (6)
5 Wife with joint gets bellyache (6)
6 Band's jacket recommendation – black's out (4)
7 Duke possibly gets some knob-lengthening (5)
9 In which 'X' often makes an appearance with large fancy pyjama bottom round knob end (7)
15 Make light of one victory in Test, Cyclops only half despatched (10)
16 The scan's bad? Balls to be restrained (9)
18 Storm after barmy Net candidate (7)
19 Have a lie-in here and you'll be late (8)
21 Ex-PM at border riot? (6)
22 Rex, into pop star, might get balled (6)
23 Temperature raised, showing some leg (5)
25 Virgin gets up, up and on (4)

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Private Eye Issue 1573
In This Issue
BP and Shell executives see grounds for optimism in Ukraine war as oil price goes through the roof… Britain to lead world again, says Sun, as Europe’s fattest nation by 2033… People traffickers hail Rwanda scheme a triumph as migrants rush to cross Channel before deportation deadline…No more medicines, powdered baby milk or travelling on the M20 to Dover – those Brexit Bonanza Bills in full… Jubilation across the media as TalkTV’s tumbling ratings become must-see event… Motorists face yet more gridlock as Highways Agency tactics outperform Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain… EU still struggling to switch energy supplier as US, Norway and Gulf states charge even more than Russia… Allison Pearson’s Diary, as told to Craig Brown

Wag trade
Rooney and Vardy in the box

SLAPP in the face
Lawyers versus freedom speech

Cord values
An Eye special on dodgy stem cell treatments

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25th May 2022
Private Eye Issue 1572