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No. 734 by Cyclops, Issue 1579
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Across
1/22 Calculating type wants nooky place as a break from political activity (6,6)
4 Frank's opposite mugged repeatedly? (3-5)
10 Pro put out about pathetic Tories being behind (9)
11 Minister without Portfolio's capital crime (5)
12 He scored, being only half pissed? (5)
13 Strong criticism of non-PC female joining party (9)
14 End of the politician – mistake when Republican goes for supreme leader (7)
16 In effect he endured death (3,3)
19 A boner might well ... take up all the space (getting expandable trouser tops)
(6)
21 House much reduced – I expected balance (7)
23 Conservative centre mobilised: indignant Corbyn heads for way out (9)
25 Not a good race position – element of Klan in that (5)
27 Crazy Texan, almost welcoming poll leader, a foreign settler! (5)
28 Petty critic, a groomer? (9)
29 Tony's rattled about Gove's right-wing bill? Stay calm! (6,2)
30 I'm coming off the booze, I take it? (6)

Down
1 Maybe drug dealer's more flexible after trapping one (8)
2 Some trouble with sex initially, Grandma? (5)
3/6 "Red alert! Commie leader, a foul criminal!" (Trump's nemesis, he claims)
(9,5)
5 Tired argument overturned, Biden finally removed from office? (4-3)
6 See 3dn. 7 Capitol's initial in-house shenanigans by Democrat stifled (9)
8 Academic, depressed thing – symbolic of the Democrats (6)
9 Head of Marketing replacing 'unknown quantity' in dodgy Brexit deal? (6)
15 Our Brian to seize island power with liberal rule! (9)
17 Basic senate is controlled by Republicans centrally (9)
18 Hack after the drink to be found swimming in warm waters (8)
20 Major population centre is within grasp of senator on top (7)
21 Declaim "Stick it somewhere else!" to an audience (6)
22 See 1ac. 24 Distinguished – unlike Senator Cruz? (5)
26 Clergyman hugging king with erection is unfrocked (and more)
(5)


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