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No. 535 by Cyclops
£100 prize to the first correct solution opened on 5th December 2014.
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Across

1 A lot of straddling by sporty types here? (3,4)
5 Sophisticated, switching front to back with an erection? Bit of a malfunction! (6)
10 Brenda for one, wanting sex, beds a whole regiment (5,5)
11 See 24ac. 12 See 23ac. 13 Labour scrap provides a bit of impromptu entertainment? (5,5)
14 Make up for Dicky getting fix (6)
16 Conservative to stand for election – origins of Cameron's historic crisis (6)
18 Interfere with broadcast by jerk, which has tacky content (6)
20 Farage's end? Not quite – throw out the lump! (6)
22 Old moral campaigner wants space for grand residence (5,5)
23/12 Banker is loaded – much in evidence at a Miley performance (4,4)
24/11 Which helps publican piss on untrendy shoe (4,4)
25 It marks the demise of Ken L. – the lad's done for (5,5)
26 Crappy week had by Speaker, outwardly – "Stick it!" (6)
27 East European web domain 'free' art is of the nature of Russian-style absolute rule (7)
Down

2 Screw Nick! (5,3)
3 Nigel at last has merit? Get wise! (5)
4 Bustle fitted to Kitty the nit-picker (7)
6 Would you believe it? Wavering Ukip, power lost, say nothing (1,3,3)
7 Cold CIA prick almost involved with Zero caper (9)
8 Abrasive stuff stuffed up timid sorts (6)
9 Which reveals the goings-on of royals having romance with flier (5,8)
15 Sting with annoying twit's brain (9)
17 Gives the willies less shaking when slapper recruited (8)
19 Convenience Party (English)
for the average male (4,3)
20 Bats weigh (including energy)
unknown amount – bloody hell! (3,4)
21 Is being impudent the makings of an arse? (6)
23 Erection balls-up (5)
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