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No. 727 by Cyclops, Issue 1572
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7 Licence form falsified and filled out by press boss hoarding energy (7)
8 Coach provides agent with all-over shave (7)
10 A load of balls by cast that's utterly defeated (10)
11 State of independence that hurt one (4)
12 In awe, as elected treacherous type (6)
14 Who succeeds in crushing her with a vice (8)
15 Turning over old lover with ceremony (11)
19 Veteran told off by Cyclops (twice)
is at end of tether (3-5)
21 Shady thing, sticking one in parrot (6)
22 Mark's second estate? (4)
23 Casually terminate Conservative leader, as payment (10)
25 Brown-noser providing Tarzan's means of transport (7)
26 Gibraltar resident, stiffly formal, taking tea perhaps? (7)

1 Advance screening of source of Putin's appraisal (7)
2/24 Be prepared to shoot naked members, it's said (4,4)
3 Wicked hotel pro who explores down below (8)
4 Stick tip of todger in Posy – make a meal of it (6)
5 Positive aspect associated with bum fluff being inverted? (6-4)
6 Like Brenda, on occasion, boasted about "one's focus" (7)
9 Academic on 'a loud-mouthed, hollow, ultimately corrupt arse and bad loser' (6,5)
13 Not getting any dessert that's been mixed with vax (3-7)
16 Pussy having been rejected, I become reticent (8)
17 Bill's position: getting end away on a highway (7)
18 Dullness of love and sex in smart surroundings (7)
20 Fair to smear alien? (6)
24 See 2dn.

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Private Eye Issue 1572
In This Issue
Ukraine delight at ‘fresh influx of weapons’ as fleeing Russian soldiers leave tanks and missiles behind… Grant Shapps and Robert Jenrick rescued by Ukrainians’ Homes for Conservatives scheme… Tennis world stunned as Wimbledon’s Pimms-sipping fuddy-duddies take strong moral stand on genocide… Triumph for dazzling Kate in powder blue coat as Harry and Meghan continue deluded international ego trip to open Invictus Games – Daily Mail exclusive… ‘I will build nuclear power station every year,’ claims man who cannot build one normal bridge… Harry hits out at ‘pale, male and stale’ white horses supporting Queen on her 96th birthday… ‘I don’t know who God thinks He is,” says top Tory theologian Jacob Rees-Mogg in Easter message… Chris Tarrant: 50 Years an Entertainer, as told to Craig Brown

Stage fight
More drama at the Actors’ Benevolent Fund

It’s an epidemic
PPE fraud during the pandemic

Pipeline dreams
Why Russian gas still flows west

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25th May 2022
Private Eye Issue 1571