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No. 783 by Cyclops, Issue 1628
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Across
7 Rod's bitter about kiss? (4)
9 Wot! Tory right shortly on rampage? Never mind (3,2,5)
10/11 Attempt by his minister to win money from Rishi's doomed venture? (8,6)
12 'Inadequate', read by gutted politician (6)
13 Player/ambassador with 'City doesn't have it' prognosis (8)
15/17 One of 12 celebs swilling gin (4,4)
16 Get knotted, has-been PM! (5)
17 See 15
19 Crack cocaine introduced by RAF, true? Rubbish! (8)
21 Military's first out-and-out drone (6)
22 Cordiality, so battle period not on (6)
24 Like the sadistic sex worker, refrain from draping drippy man around one (8)
25 Miss sporting result, being dull (10)
26 Long period, drug-free: end of addiction? Don't swallow it! (4)

Down
1 Uncensored clip shot in Exodus (8)
2 Bitterness, any time leader goes crazy (6)
3 Get confused and balls up (4)
4 Stuff America – it possesses nothing attractive! (8)
5 See 23
6 Such fun for loony left to get in charge! (6)
8 Conservative centre destroyed: ineffectual chief heads for way out (9)
13 Touches up in audition break (5)
14 Lack of confidence leads to drugs being taken by Cynthia sadly (9)
16 Tory leader full of old-fashioned sorrow – not a typical politician's sort of response? (8)
18 Ray's alternative input into alternative energy plants etc (8)
20 President managed to get round age difficulty? (6)
21 Cyclops Award presented to right dick (6)
23/5 "Move over!"– US parent going round Korea rudely (4,4)
24 Study like crazy to dispense with second job (4)


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