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No. 732 by Cyclops, Issue 1577
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Across
8 Wind film showing a party political defector? (8)
9 Win her over, grouch! (6)
11 Illinois examining housing racket (5)
12 Pissed off CIA and party left (9)
13 Fool can rue breaking promise (9)
15 Superficially, the crown's trophy (5)
17 Rees-Mogg and chums love getting into crack and having an erection – correct? (4,4,5)
21 Orgasmed at length – animal! (5)
22 Victory! English supporter, stuck in tree, breaking bones (9)
24 Labour leader eventually starts entering amendment – quite a task (9)
26 Republican involved in cold terror (5)
27 Some clothes having been removed as a deterrent (6)
28 Arse, even so needs to take stock, maybe (8)

Down
1 Boris once rejected message by our ed. (7)
2 Underwear during bad weather brings inspiration (10)
3 Former Daily Mail boss abandoning leader for some land (4)
4 Wet as a politician pushed into hole (6)
5 His lip curling, Spike is a lowbrow (10)
6 Keir's no.1 in no way secure (4)
7 Creep gets involved in exercise as a general rule (7)
10 Mate just before the weekend – goal! (6)
14 Possibly the making of clots such as in Brenda's lot? (5,5)
16 Archer – no! Be prepared for horror! (10)
18 A date needs outlet – "Coming!" (6)
19 Frigid Charlie immersed in docile activity (3-4)
20 Brenda squeezed by new heart-throb, like a Trekkie (7)
23 Parisian way with not quite satisfied penitent (6)
25 Fear senator's concealing source of politician's words? (4)
26 Party has way to overturn points (4)


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