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No. 688 by Cyclops
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Across
1 Reflective plastic penis – very English (7)
5 Fool needs time back on social media (7)
9 Turning purple, I'm having sex – the maximum! (5,5)
11 See 24ac.
12 MASH director who's after your money? (8)
13 Trump, ultimately missing out on award: "Feel bitter" (6)
14/18 Trump's recent political choice? Unstable eurosceptic (he met just four)
... (7,2,3,7,5)
20 ... means the law is compromised (6)
22 End up screwing with one still intact (8)
24/23/11 Short time away from the centre of things, taken by many an unfaithful politician? (1,3,2,3,4)
25 Play a waiting game on developing Covid symptom? (5,2,3)
26 Try stimulation with hand, as a means of quelling the fire (7)
27 In here, writ entails a ruthless edit (7)

Down
2 Lapse of Times power in Ireland (6)
3 A quick bonk – but slow to get over it (5,4)
4 Man turned up TV, taking the piss (5)
6 Game with wank initially (tool pear shaped)
(5,4)
7 Tries made when England's number one leaves balls (5)
8 Tip: bad blood hazard (8)
10 Wonder about Midge as possibly the only means of getting rid of Covid? (7,4)
15 In faith, echo senatorial elite (3,6)
16 Pest gets balls hoisted by counsellor (9)
17 Doctor may bless a load of parliamentarians? (8)
19 Remove Davey – to be dumped in Channel (6)
21 Not now? Dead right! (5)
23 See 24ac.


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