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ACROSS

 1 Inmates report this magazine lacks leadership—it is reminiscent of the
completed grid (13)

 9 Right around nine, beat up mere DJ, perhaps (7)

10 Quiet baby toy and baby talk (7)

11 Retro hipsters capturing Communist front of extreme jihadist group—
that’s why we stick with established judicial principles (5,7)

13 Jerusalem Bedouin keeps lodge (5)

14 Famous warrior rejected a program for aspiring commanders, huh? (6)

15 Surprise violation of Lent matters (11)

18 Looks of incomprehension as financial institution’s receiving
large counterweights (5,6)

20 Value a song holding #1 spot in chart (country) (5,4)

24 Debussy piece is comparatively weak (2,3)

26 Some people read them—they might be next to Green Gables (3,6)

27 Feeling of dread suffuses Georgia (hit in a kind of hip-hop) (7,3)

28 Contrarian came first and wrongly sued fools (7)

30 Cooked a seamy crawdad in annual ceremony reminiscent of the
completed grid (7,6)

DOWN

 1 Corrupt narcs torch thickening agent (10)

 2 Lunatic invested in counterfeit coin circulating from place to place (7)

 3 and 29 Disney rose to accept cut in IRS rules (3,3)

 4 Ancient musician’s year entered in catalog (6)

 5 Suggest interrupting primate is pertinent (8)

 6 Instant messaging to get old icon (5)

 7 Incompetent celebrity (7)

 8 Tragic deaths overshadowing creative work’s early beginning (4,5)

12 Time to bolt after start of chase (5)

16 Insect leaving mammal to run away (5)

17 Strange letups involving ex-wives of Henry VIII, e.g. (8)

18 Arthur is about to haul a whale (6)

19 Household chemical cartridges I packed in sodium (7)

21 Conqueror is popular villain (7)

22 Passes from people with a butt fetish? (7)

23 Treacherous prosecutor’s overdue to receive letter from legislator (9)

25 In Bucharest, a reasonable place to pull the car over (4,4)

29 See 3

SOLUTION TO PUZZLE NO. 3405
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ACROSS 1 GROW THIN + DUSTRY (anag.) 10 NIF (rev.) + TIER 11 anag. 12 anag. 13 hidden 15 RADI (anag.) + I 16 CRO(T)CHETS 19 anag. 21 REB + US 3 2 defs. (& lit.) 25 “an ounce” 27 AN(ARCH)Y 28 AL + LCAPS (anag.) 29 letter bank

DOWN 2 RE-FINED 3 WHIST-LING 4 HER + MIT + C(R)AB 5 NI (rev.) + BS 6 [flo]UNDER 7 TR(O)UBLE (butler anag.) 8 YE(ME)N 9 anag. 14 G + OLDEN + G + ATE 17 CARP + OOL :ER (rev.) 18 SUS(PEN)SE (Seuss anag.) 20 FAN FARE 22 B AND AN A 23 S + HARD 25 rev. hidden 26 “kite” rev.