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No. 704 by Cyclops, Issue 1549
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1 Have sex with Bobby – at a distance (3,3)
4 Eccentric earl needs adjustable legging elasticated tops for proper piss? (4,3)
9 On top, firm, coming to a violent end – that should keep you warm (8)
10 "State ain't budging!" – Sheen (6)
11 Feeling pain from a chain applied to tip of willy (4)
12 Working to switch round balls, nothing fancy (2-8)
13 Managed to get into quite an awful, unwelcome end to foreign holiday? (10)
15 Bare skin enthusiast (4)
17 Cold? No turning blue! (4)
18 Germaine screwed around with short lieutenant of the colonel's command (10)
20 Hot air associated with club's kitchen aid (6-4)
22/7 What an actor learns after having an erection: "Too bad" (4,5)
23 Immediately in favour of not getting pissed (6)
24 Former nickname of Henry, the TV presenter, a Covid-spreader? (8)
25 Wholesome female having been given one: "Not a thing" (5,2)
26 The country's broadcast smear (6)

1 Violet chewed cud in London, say – mayoral obligation? (5,4)
2 Prince affectedly "creative": badly managed by Starmer? (5)
3 Disapprove of what Brenda has to have for ceremonial occasions (with new top)
5 Stretch old underwear it's said (7)
6 Family blood type acceptable? Refuse to go into it (6,3)
7 See 22ac.
8 Arrangement with bank that should have you on your feet (8,5)
14 Call on crook to guarantee funds won't be misused (4-5)
16 Country confiscating tabloid gets bouquet (9)
18 Take a lecherous look back at Dicky and give a faultless recitation (4,3)
19 Jaws operator responsible for artist and Brenda getting together (7)
21 London borough chief ignored Archer's release (5)
22 Labour leader at centre of own split (5)

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Private Eye Issue 1549
In This Issue
Arse coverings may still have to be worn after 21 June, confirms health secretary Matt Hancock… England manager calls for pre-match boos ban ahead of Euros… Satire to sue as pro-Leave Wetherspoon boss calls for new visa scheme for EU workers… Newspaper editors regret becoming hooked on filler… Damehood for pandemic heroine who rolled out Strictly Come Dancing across Britain… Tennis star says it’s unfair to see government figures struggle as they refuse to answer questions after poor performances… Closure of Holby City ‘a slap in the face for the fictional NHS’… I’m proud to show off my flabby articles about Kate Winslet, writes Philippa Page… Bob Dylan at 80, as told to Craig Brown

Canine cons
The dodgy dog dealers faking Kennel Club papers

Bashirgate, Pt 94
Hussey, Birt and a BBC blame game

Pandemic update
MD on freedom and that Cummings evidence

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