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No. 729 by Cyclops, Issue 1574
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1 Top puller reveals bad loser's vainglorious erection (5,5)
7 See 28ac.
9 Plug from piss artist drinking stuff (6)
10 Not coming clean with your lover? (6,2)
11 Er, my boy, being squeezed by mate is intimate (8)
12 Where a tosser came to be easily accessible? (2,4)
13 Suffocating? Don't broadcast so much (7)
15 Carrie partying with Fay? That is out – quite a different matter (1,3,3)
17 Mad hot party, leader not present – showing Covid symptom? (7)
19 Game Tory put on trial (7)
22 Being inactive like Labour leader, piss about (6)
24 Showing crafty skill, devious rat lives with loveless Tory (8)
26 Large body associated with a lying bum – awkward (8)
27 Prudence has Brenda calling (6)
28/7 Evil aspect of Democrat party, confining biblical craft (4,4)
29 To get involved in a fight – that's Putin's focus and view supporting (6,4)

2 Hard to escape HRH's penile dysfunction – return to full capacity? (9)
3 Brief version of Private Eye by American wise guy? (5)
4 Was a consumer about to be overwhelmed by 'mangled nuts' disease? (7)
5 Words of question-avoiding politician that he might have to eat? (6)
6 Degenerate Dicky's share? (4-3)
7 Start to squeeze nuts hard – terrible institution leading to a soldier's passing out (9)
8 Be condescending, ending badly with name struck off (5)
14 Speaker's indiscretion? Filling peer with false tales (5,4)
16 Inject new life into Starmer's ultimate barmy rest-cure (9)
18 Bump off granny? It would go to your head (7)
20 Eye's description of storming of Capitol (7)
21 Gorge – no matter what – in study (6)
23 Seasonal deliveryman, somewhat unpleasant (Amazon)
25 It could be a No.10 bonk (5)

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Funny money
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How borrowing app Klarna is lobbying ministers
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Ashcroft Connections
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Links with the Dacre family
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Private Eye Issue 1574
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13th July 2022
Private Eye Issue 1573