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No. 679 by Cyclops
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Across
7 Grand old man? A rich prat's fancy (9)
9 Parasites' endless sex is warranted (5)
11 Being put at risk by too much booze (5)
12 Marine's piss-poor latest war (9)
13 Question about the old man's sex? (4,4,6)
16 Dicky stuck in box, his advice likely to be ignored by Trump? (6)
17 Rock as a result of a couple of pints with a character at the end (6)
21 A big enticement to break up gathering of 'Team Boris'? (7,7)
24 Ways to restrict Labour's surface improvements? (9)
26/25dn. Part of pitch of Rees-Mogg and his party cronies? (5,4)
27 Saw start of Boris's address? Touching! (5)
28 Sweet-talker rounding up readers (9)

Down
1 Small contraceptive leak (5)
2 Bar not available – keep back (5,3)
3 Groin side's mangled – so, going off topic (10)
4 Shudder when Boris – no leader – battles with NSF (7)
5/23 Last and worst arrangement made by UK and US governments in response to coronavirus threat? (4,5)
6 Jiggle nuts, like a lockdown sufferer? (4-5)
8 Swank, maybe, exhibited by Clinton after large withdrawal? (6)
10 Get a dose of the whip and chain (5)
14 Grown men covering up Euro fiasco, playing away? (10)
15 Anathema to a celeb, being shattered by coitus, without resistance (9)
18 Turncoat Frenchman? Bloody hell – English! (8)
19 Get aroused by heartless bit of tack (4,2)
20 Myra's septuagenarian turned up holding a contraceptive (7)
22 Wife nestling into husky thing's muscle (5)
23 See 5dn.
25 See 26ac.


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