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No. 548 by Cyclops
£100 prize to the first correct solution opened on 5th June 2015.
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Across

6 As a street interview very often starts with Times: drink (3,3)
8 Ex-PM's disciple: prick securing bolthole (8)
9 See 5dn. 10 MPs, altogether a primal shambles and little fun (10)
11 Luvvies here tense with passion before Brenda's comeback (7)
12 Bums screwing around with amphetamines put into confusion (6)
14 Ecclesiastical "fire"? Get out of the habit (7)
16 Like a more traditional Socialist took off his motley (7)
19 Smear working precisely (4-2)
21 After one bender, screwed as hillbillies stereotypically do? (7)
23 Retirement means coitus interruptus? (10)
25/4/24 Comfortable place for battered Miliband, initially dividing the Houses (4,4,4)
26 Cock-up quiet promenades (8)
27 Makes love like an old-timer, putting penis head in shortly before beginning to shrink (6)
Down

1 Lose erection then no erection – be tolerant! (2,4,2)
2 It's public knowledge effectively, so pretence is bollocks (4,6)
3 Maybe 'X' has Blair squirming, trapped in state enquiry initially (8)
4 See 25ac. 5/9 Brown, beset by several disapproving socialist leaders, gets depressed and resigns (6,4)
7 Bird seed sex (5)
8/15 Wears the trousers after skirt - a big factor in Ukip's campaign (6,8)
13 'Labour success confers such status' – Archer's old lady? (10)
15 See 8dn. 17 Miliband? "I'm in broadcast!", which is the dregs (8)
18 Excited state in parliament is wasted (6)
20 Fair following for Penny's hole (6)
22 More than one party generates bollocks (5)
24 See 25ac.
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