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No. 731 by Cyclops, Issue 1576
£100 prize to the first correct solution opened on 8th July 2022. private eye crossword

1 Always backing Adam's mate (Labour right-winger) (7)
5 Endless resentment associated with pole dancing cover (7)
9 Support when wife leaves sly, furtive type (5)
10 Phone sex dodgy? Cancel! (4,2,3)
11 One who initiates a bang – aroused, ardent too! (9)
12 Hold on to amphetamine, bitch! (5)
13/17/26 Putin's war – "anti-imperialist core ploy" – goes pear-shaped when America intervenes (7,8,9)
15 A burning hate for this guy? (6)
18 Brown accepts Hello bribe (3,3)
20 Conservative starts to have invitations accepted – Number Ten includes drink! (7)
22 Fortune can be a pain in the arse (5)
24 A lot of money invested in processed shit pet food (9)
26 See 13ac.
27 Spear-carrier in unisex trainers? (5)
28 City responsible for Heath retiring? "Having one in balls" (7)
29 Ed's ballsed up against Tory rabble – waste (7)

1 China kicks out King and his sort – diabolical! (8)
2 Dicky tries to engage once more in parliamentary business? (5)
3 Beer name on can clutched by very old screen idol (9)
4 Public performance of filthy article (7)
5 Bust near leg? Pad out (7)
6 On the way out, not dead but very striving (5)
7 John, pre-eminent male, performing – or being a spectator (7,2)
8 One who pulls plug on Brenda? (6)
14 Exuberant wild teen hold balls against one (9)
16 A selfish Tory leader crushed – untrustworthy (9)
17 See 13ac.
19 Cold inside, is fast moving far to the right (7)
20 'Gotcha!' in editorial, somewhat restrained (7)
21 Having an erection, Henry (advanced in years)
gets support (6)
23 Soak pissed over hospital cap (5)
25 Common vegetable – extremely tiresome when stuck into sailor (5)

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Sheikh down
Sheikh down
The man who gave Charles all that cash
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Funny money
Funny money
The winding paper trail of a Tory donation
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The story vanishes
The story vanishes
A right Carrie on at the Times
Street Of Shame, Issue 1576
Private Eye Issue 1576
In This Issue
Conservative government promises to create ‘high-rage economy’… Time for this wretched bankrupt Labour government to go – Daily Mail exclusive… Massive metaphor of 15,000 unclaimed suitcases builds up at Heathrow… Employers condemn rail strike for reminding office staff how much they enjoy working from home… Trump already clear winner 2024 presidential election, confirm right-wing US media outlets… Inflation completely under control – Weimar Times exclusive… Home Office to consider installing wave machines on England’s beaches to deter summer migrants… Thousands gather for solstice worship of old Stones in Hyde Park… Magic Beancoin currency collapses to new low – Nursery Times exclusive… MailOnline Diary, as told to Craig Brown

New balls, please
Sadiq Khan’s unforced Wimbledon error

Tees stains
Freeports and dead crustaceans

Winter is coming
The energy outlook’s chilly

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