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ACROSS
 1 Comedy team is evergreen and resilient (6,3,5)
10 Railroad that is one of the three R’s (7)
11 McKellen follows head-over-heels Thai island resident (7)
12 Directed and edited media (5)
13 She washes, as the Spanish disrobe (9)
14 Ugly female novelist makes cheese (10)
17 Soft melody for two (4)
20 Border divided Germany down the middle (4)
21 Unusual pain killers: they are used in The Three Musketeers and The Seven Samurai (3,7)
23 Locals finally outsquat stranger where things are now (6,3)
25 Stray wantonly with lecher (5)
27 Determined opening game piece (2-2-3)
28 Rani ruined belt in African city (7)
29 Strenuous questioning for a PhD, often (3,5,6)
DOWN
 2 Fear Capone with a weapon (5)
 3 Reluctantly to begin with, I pardon lousy bit of weather (8)
 4 Sanctioned part of a trip with Muhammad, ending in London (9)
 5 Former Indian leader exalting primordial chicken? (5)
 6 Bob, for one, is rigorous about intelligence operations up front (6)
 7 Encore “Repeat something on a list, nearly at speed (7)” for anyone who solved last week’s puzzle (9)
 8 Americans can be jerks (5)
 9 Altering integral for mathematical figure (8)
15 Complex procedure to equip Gertrude or Jocasta, for example (9)
16 Country inhabited by sleepy yes-men? (4,2,3)
18 Hold back to filter again? (8)
19 Carol, about long-running TV show: “It’s first-rate” (8)
22 In Chad, Rupert reversed seclusion (6)
23 Look what I did: at first, successfully resurrected slain Arab leader (5)
24 Letters in marquee reveal title of William Burroughs opus (5)
26 Endeavored to overlook source for valuable collection (5)
ACROSS 1 anag. 9 REC(IT)AL[l]
10 OF F(BE)AT 11 A OR T + A
12 anag. 13 2 defs. 14 anag. 17 anag.
19 A + L(C)OVE 22 PEPPER + ON + I 24 I + MAGE 26 G(EST)ALT
27 S([b]UIC[k])IDE 28 S(PENDING)M + ONE + Y
DOWN 1 B(ERR)A 2 INC + URSION (in sour anag.) 3 anag. 4 hidden 5 POOH + POOH (hoop rev.) 6 AF + FAIRS 7 anag. (&lit.) 8 STRANG(L)E 13 HOM(EP)AGE 15 anag. 16 hidden 18 ITE[m] + RATE 20 anag. 21 anag. 23 2 defs. 25 E(LEG)Y (rev.)