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ACROSS

 1 Writer sending letters from France? (6,6)

 9 What’s left of garment inside of tiger (7)

10 First male insect is unyielding (7)

11 24 traveling most of the distance (6)

12 Quick-tempered person fit to be thrown in a steeple (8)

14 Al and Betsy seen outside club? That’s a lot to bear (9)

16 Bolt after second-rate obstacle (5)

17 Termination of outrageous rent for boutique (5)

18 Scopes trial ultimately situated poorly (9)

20 My pal manipulated and put away costar? (8)

22 Point around back of juke joint (6)

25 Prisoner turning west and heading to Oregon? That’s impossible (2,3,2)

26 Something associated with an island vacation? Yes! (7)

27 Snarled sternly, “Gee, no—it’s people!” (7,5)

DOWN

 1 Woody building encircles center of groves—it’s a long story (7)

 2 Part of comforter is entirely out of bed (5)

 3 Confused realist is taking to philosopher (9)

 4 The originator of Mickey (a mouse!) is likely to inherit the earth (4)

 5 Opie paints badly? That’s irrelevant (10)

 6 Pass upbeat member of trio (5)

 7 Mother to arrange gray flower (8)

 8 Butcher finally cuts piece of meat for band (6)

13 Poet getting up to fish for bathroom tissue (6,4)

15 Italian in British Columbia originally explained the tale of Damon and Pythias, for instance (8)

16 Greasing criminals in Montana? (9)

17 Resolve to imprison leader of Ukraine for lying (6)

19 Doctor removing part of tail from fish (7)

21 Fruit among nuts (5)

23 Loud musical instrument?! (5)

24 Long lens reveals valley (4)

SOLUTION TO PUZZLE NO. 3350

ACROSS  1 P + HARM + ACE + UTICA + L[imit]S  9 anag.  10 [w]INDEX  11 hidden  12 DI(STAN)CE  14 OFF + ENDER  16 anag.  18 NOT ION  20 FLAMING + O  23 DE + LE + GATE  24 D(R)OVE  27 E-VITA  28 2 defs. (&lit.)  29 AN(GERMAN + AGE + MEN)T

DOWN  1 “plague” + ROUND  2 rev. hidden  3 “male man”  4 CHIL[e] + DREN (rev.)  5 U + PROSE  6 I + M(IT)ATE  7 ADDI(C)TION  8 2 defs. 13 anag.  15 FAT HER[r]ING  17 A(LO(E)VER)A  19 anag.  21 MA + DRONE  22 MANTRA[p] 25 O + LIVE  26 HER + A