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ACROSS
 1 Occupy London captures a tower (5)
 4 Unoccupied resort town seized by a fit (9)
 9 Stapler defaced wall’s coating (7)
10 Message overwhelms Republican that is preoccupied (7)
11 Irrational idolatries—they are found near the front of this magazine (10)
12 At first, Lebanese instrument is not subtle (4)
15 Cache rudimentary audio holding—that’s clever (6)
16 Pitiful way to quote reactionary (8)
18 Someone occupying the White House in the absence of chief occupant (8)
20 Communist skill backing Wall Street occupation (6)
23 Tubers (potatoes) ultimately can come back (4)
24 Occupancy that nuns undergo? (10)
26 Nameless, leaderless throngs heralding recovery (7)
27 In Tuscany, who opposed wine? (7)
28 Fops take a shine to Aykroyd and Rather (5,4)
29 Move sneakily, occupying business I’d leveraged (5)
DOWN
 1 Sprinkles phosphorus ray—an occupational hazard? (6,5)
 2 Greener pasture diverted fire (7)
 3 Tear into wine ad throughout the magazine? (10)
 4 Scared of air force incursion… (6)
 5 …and one excellent baseball team (2,4,2)
 6 Songbird’s amusing escapade (4)
 7 What banks might get from taxpayers: trouble during an outbreak (7)
 8 See 26 down
13 Anarchic roar incited true believer (11)
14 I space out around wrong places to buy drugs (10)
17 Secretly like film? (2,6)
19 E.g., Lisa and Paul entertaining an afterthought (7)
21 Head of senate departed, drawn and stooped (7)
22 Public spectacle on the rise over the United States: a pain in the neck, mostly (6)
25 Occupied, like public transportation? (4)
26 and 8 On beginning, antonyms affront (6)

ACROSS 1 center stage anag. 9 SWA + [p]HILI[p] (was anag.) 10 anag. 11 rev. 12 anag. 15 S(A BOT)AGE 16 FRE(NZ)Y 19 hidden 20 LIF(E + BOA)T 23 NOTORI(O)US (is on tour anag.) 27 REBEC + CA 29 MAN(A)GER 30 STAGE (F)RIGHT

DOWN 1 2 defs. 2 CO + IN 3 EX(I)T SIGN (sexting anag.) 4 AD(V)ISE (ideas anag.) 5 & 25 2 defs. 6 TRINI[dad] 7 O + SCARS 8 R + OMNEY (money anag.) 13 IS + RAEL (Lear rev.) 14 hidden 17 N(EON + L)IGHT 18 WINS + [h]OMER 19 pun 21 T + APE(R)S 22 DON + ATE 24 TUBA + S (abut rev.) 26 rev. 28 alternate letters