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1 Balls inverted after bottom of pants turned in – nasty (5)
4 Promotion of lousy independent leaders secured by local financial centre (9)
10 Branded second vehicle, loud colour (7)
11 Putin's about to imprison dissenter, finally – idiot! (6)
12 Write article on no good state of Malaysia (6)
13 To control urge, let cycling absorb one (8)
14 US's last missile? That's harsh (8)
16 Knock over Grant: it might make you feel better (6)
18 See about stuffing a revolutionary, to follow dessert? (6)
20 Overcome knight said to assume bonking position (8)
22 One has drunk gin with true artifice (8)
24 Plant Cyclops had twisted round in hives? (6)
25 Ballot measurement that can be irritating (6)
26 Non-religious clause removed by Republican (7)
27 Unpleasant climax with sweaty bum (6,3)
28 Hackneyed introduction to Sun story (5)

2 About to turn against Labour? That won't be a problem (2,5)
3/5 How to stress something Boris & co wanted us to do about Partygate (4,1,4,5,2)
6 Robert Maxwell type in the limelight? "One little reptile!" (9)
7 Wow – a LibDem leader that's endangered in the main! (5)
8 Emblem of a nation's awful shit time, dogged by the French (7)
9/24dn. Music genre expert finally getting pitch (4,4)
15 Issue with new city limits – crisis! (9)
17 Gore's against Conservative crowd: not good for circulation (5,4)
19 What those in low-cut dresses might do to relax (4,3)
20 Rolling Stones taking temperature, as protection from the Texas sun? (7)
21 Sort to fiddle around in sweet Fanny Adams's orifice (7)
23 Something from the past brought up by some imbecile reactionary (5)
24 See 9dn.

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Chancellor checks
Chancellor checks
Public patriotism and personal finances
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Pandemic payout
Pandemic payout
Happy days for Lord Ashcroft
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Taking a punt
Taking a punt
Freebies dished out by gambling firms
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Private Eye Issue 1578
In This Issue
Vote Liz Truss or it'll be this hot every day – Doolally Mail Exclusive… Now it's cooled down, stop worrying about climate crisis until next heatwave, advises Met Office… Joy as Britain gets to host cheesy spanglefest of Tory Party Anti-Eurovision Contest… Viewers shocked twentysomething hook-up show Love Island turns out to be sexist and misogynistic… EuroMillions jackpot winner to splash out on some groceries and then fill the car up with petrol… Gullible pensioners warned of doorstep scam artists claiming to be Mrs Thatcher… Netflix will have to be more like Netflix if it's to survive against Netflix, says Nadine Dorries… Public dismay as Tom Cruise fails to show up for birthday party of Tooting toddler… Tom Bower's Meghan Markle, as told to Craig Brown

Nukes bulletin
More security failings at Sellafield

City breaks
Chancellor's post-Brexit financial free-for-all

Bang to rights
A lockdown leaving do at the Mail on Sunday

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24th August 2022
Private Eye Issue 1577