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ACROSS

 1 Chief competitor for the files storing letter of resignation (9)

 6 Blog icon features circuits (5)

 9 One opposed to some Christian doctrine takes train components and recycles them (4-11)

10 Cut alien’s caseload (6)

11 Russell’s ill-mannered brat and nerd (8)

12 Have difficulty perceiving plant, with orange and blue mixed up (3,6)

14 Persuade Franklin Delano early on (4)

16 Leaders of England’s nasty, violent youth commit a sin (4)

18 Novelist Paul to feel compassion, after losing power in economic squeeze (9)

21 Just before a jab, young woman said the wrong thing (8)

22 He represents the pope with sisters’ union? (6)

25 In the nick of time, two things a small shoemaker might be? (2,3,4,6)

26 Hello! Ruby’s offered a job (5)

27 Syrian obstruction leads to a show of pique (9)

DOWN

 1 Bill lies about fight with Oscar, perhaps (5)

 2 Good looker holding two of clubs with part of finger (7)

 3Betrayed and Sabotaged (not rated) (6,2)

 4 Ivan the Terrible is worthless (4)

 5 Laggards might be sterile or disorganized (9)

 6 Soldier appears in sign for shelter (4-2)

 7 Test involving Apple computer yields expression of disgust (7)

 8 Brand of soda pop swallowed by bird (6,3)

12 Penguins, for instance, stick in quiet sauna (5,4)

13 Criminal society or gang concealing shortage with heroin (5,4)

15 Gatherings to make quilts containing gold and titanium—they’re lovely (8)

17 Six flatbreads flipped for guest (7)

19 Embrace colored liquid and obscene sounds (7)

20 Book is covered with salt, pepper, and butter, for example (6)

23 Daisy is heard running through Bangkok, sighing (5)

24 Cat chasing a speck (4)

SOLUTION TO PUZZLE NO. 3362

ACROSS 1 ME + TERM + AID 6 JA(CO)B 9 alternate letters 10 TA(RANTIN’)O 11 RE-ACHING 12 A THEN S 14 “leak” 15 2 defs. 18 BACK + ETC. + ASE (anag.) 19 HUG + E 22 ARM A D.A. 24 A + COUST(I)C (stucco anag.) 26 [w]REC[k] + TANGLE 27 [r]ENTER 28 NO NET 29 DI’S SON + ANT

DOWN 1 anag. 2 anag. 3 RH + YTHM (anag.) 4 AT + TEN + DANCE 5 anag. 6 J + UNCTION 7 CR(I’M)E[w] 8 B(ROWS)E + R 13 E(YES + OCKE)TS (Coke anag.) 16 anag. 17 2 defs. 18 hidden 20 EX + CERPT (anag.) 21 TU(XED)O (out rev.) 23 MA + CON 25 Dega[s] rev.