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ACROSS

 1 Sound of organic matter is overwhelming half the population (6,6)

10 Tavern with hint of exotic aroma is at that awkward stage (9)

11 Butler’s vicious threat: withholding bit of alcohol (5)

12 React badly to provision (5)

13 Televised teen drama with risqué religious state (9)

14 Check for visor (4)

15 A pretty fish makes a figure that’s not quite right? (5,5)

19 Oldfangled order: great cocktail (10)

21 Hit friends back (4)

24 Cardinal to kick around a sheep with love (9)

26 Something that sticks like a computer virus? (5)

27 Start to generate late-arriving blanket remorse (5)

28 Fried bacon with maid from Phnom Penh, perhaps (9)

29 Sacred text assembled out of letters from Castile (12)

DOWN

 2 Atomic region with particle that’s between two states (7)

 3 Father’s attempt to make dessert (6)

 4 Took a whiff of fish (5)

 5 Implored tender bats to accept swallow (9)

 6 King imprisons lunatic, narco and traitor (8)

 7 Woman goes over noise of gun in shooting match (7)

 8 Key in Star Wars cantina, for one (5,3)

 9 For instance, taking time to pause (4)

16 Painful inflammation before I give up bread or pasta (9)

17 Draining yellow in variegated pigment (8)

18 Outrageous comic set is superficial (8)

20 Name an insect, tail and head overlapping another insect (7)

22 Glorify a 1975 Eagles hit on the radio (7)

23 Rocky shore is habitat for Northern waders (6)

24 Afterthought about, for example, pins (4)

25 Paces among ancient empires (5)

SOLUTION TO PUZZLE NO. 3353

ACROSS 1 INFORM + ALI + TIES 9 HER + SHE + Y 10 T(OSTAD)A (toads anag.) 11 LOT + US 12 SPEED + DIAL (rev.) 13 anag. 14 SALA + MAN + DER (rev.) 18 letter bank 19 B + RAT 22 I’M PAT + I [w]ENT 25 MEC(C)A (came anag.) 26 HOLLAND[e] 27 M(I).L. KING 28 UNDERPA(Y + ME)NTS

DOWN 1 IN + HAL + ED 2 FIRS + THAN + D 3 RE: HASH 4 rev. hidden 5 I + N(THEM)AIL 6 anag. 7 SW + AM I 8 JA(ILE)R (Eli rev.) 15 ARC WELD + ER (crawled anag.) 16 anag. 17 draw rev. 18 P + LIGHT 20 anag. (&lit.) 21 hidden 23 anag. 24 TAM + PA