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ACROSS

 1 Official to arrange time near hills for appliances (13)

 9 Kept on rethinking dire steps (9)

10 Spirit I injected into part of DNA (5)

11 It’s silly to swallow red beer (5)

12 US agents tracking hacked iPhone in ancient land (9)

13 Passage from casual Zen novel (4,5)

15 Round container, extremely open (5)

17 Change in real time! (5)

19 You and I facing more severe European, perhaps (9)

21 Prepared, like, half an octopus in the sound? (9)

24 Measure around the middle, right? Wrong (5)

26 Rage is the source of confidence level (5)

27 Bore unique biting female insect (9)

28 Grow and rearrange mustache in part of New England (13)

DOWN

 1 Swift attack capturing pawn (5)

 2 Unyielding last word, start of terror in the heavens (9)

 3 Foolish despot, in the ear (7)

 4 Love taupe blend (3,2)

 5 Mythical bird, originally living in a mountain range with amateur veterinarian? (9)

 6 Made with no artificial chemicals and, curiously, no cigar (7)

 7 Hedgehog is very pleasant, almost (5)

 8 Converted Eritrean money to pay a lawyer (8)

13 Al Capone’s neckwear: first-rate (8)

14 TV and radio made wines free (4,5)

16 Trash, if not porn, for arts museum or opera company (9)

18 Scanners and rulers switching sides at first (7)

20 Easter game, for example, with muscle car on Saturday and Sunday (3,4)

22 Republican male destroyed kingdom (5)

23 Narcs reduce marijuana’s active ingredient in the end (5)

25 “Odyssey! A Homeric Retrospective” captivates the president (5)

SOLUTION TO PUZZLE NO. 3325

ACROSS 1 & 30 SKI PROP + E 3 WHITES (this we anag.) + PACE 10 BIL(KIN)G[e] 11 pun 12 LE + GATE 13 P + SAL + MIST 14 hidden 15 PRO-M[c]QUEEN 18 APPLE(J)ACK (pack pale anag.) 20 A(IM)S 23 LEVI + T + ATE 25 PRIES + T 27 [k]CAR(DIA)C (rev.) 28 anag. 29 ROY(ALF)LUSH

DOWN 1 SUB + T[a]LE 2 ILL(E)GAL 4 HUG + O 5 T(OWNS)FOL + K (loft rev.) 6 SI (rev.) + BY + L 7 AS I, NINE 8 anag. 9 PITT + [d]ANCE 15 rev. hidden 16 QUA + TRAIN 17 CAB + L + ECAR (rev.) 19 P OVER T + Y 21 anag. 22 anag. 24 T + RIAL (rev.) 26 Letter bank