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No. 779 by Cyclops, Issue 1624
£100 prize to the first correct solution opened on 31st May 2024. private eye crossword


Across
7 Join together to secure Rishi's end – and flourish (5)
9 See 26dn.
11 Unpleasant consequences of trip published (7)
12 Blimey, Latin TV series, one to annoy a politician? (7)
13 Large, more erect – not the first to show reserve (6)
14 Blunt? Yes and no (8)
17 Vulgar tosser, Clarkson? (11)
21 Rest about to get stuck into 'dippy' type (8)
22 Sheeran has series of battles with duke, a major royal (6)
25 Rest arranged after lads head off for aphrodisiacs (7)
27 Nick, old jerk relying on AI (7)
28 Right spikes legislation on AIDS treatment, for a game (9)
29 Abuse of one's public position is hard work! (5)

Down
1 Wot! – stupid fellow getting on twice? (7)
2 Bollard sprayed with pee – shameful! (10)
3 Norm vacated Conservative political group (5)
4 Brown's after bloke with topper for drink? (9)
5 Tendency to breathe fast embracing topless old-fashioned girl (8)
6 Private Eye is going to source (4)
8 Finished importing Republicans new weapon? (5)
10 "Patel not finished infiltrating South East" – Gnome (6)
15 Large newspaper comes up with raving nut again (not Independent)
(10)
16 Rival has a date with king since rising in mighty surroundings (9)
18 Making a broadcast? Note: hair needs curling (2,3,3)
19 Boris trashed in a book – Cyclops goes "Suck it up!" (6)
20 Teach Conservative candidate finally to embrace old money (7)
23 What did Fujitsu/Horizon fail to do properly? Budge, stupid! (5)
24 Good TV personality – or offensive? (5)
26/9ac. Quality not possessed by Liz Truss? 'Putting out feelers' was ans. (4-9)


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