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Across
1. Non-living bot infiltrates CIA from the back to collect informant's head (7)
5. Linux extremist behind pressure associated with revision of ISO standard (5)
8. Contained in cardiovascular cells (3)
9. Listen, Bill, tin is permanent (5-2)
10. Chain of islands, not from East Georgia (5)
11. Fighter of Free Siam lost man going around Chinese river (7)
13. A yes, in a short way (3)
15. Doggone vermins (4)
17. Running charge is something that can make one cry (5)
19. Soldier trained at Viper (7)
21. Sample of grandma's Alsatian sauce (5)
23. Sounds unproductive to make a graven image (4)
26. During miserable time period (3)
27. Rallying a community's leaders within a mile is a marvellous thing (7)
29. Loosened ground identified elements (5)
30. A devil stands by each charge (7)
31. In the style of a Californian city (1, 2)
32. Making modification to Dean's car (5)
33. A game: Snakes and these Reds, fanatically lead by young man (7)

Down
1. Shady locale to provide safe place in the absence of hotel (6)
2. Coldest cities melted (6)
3. To them, no human head is an emblem (5)
4. Rover getting into unusually scant oil is arousing debate (13)
5. Loyalist at public disturbance stands behind Paramount Leader (7)
6. Mentor injured a spine (6)
7. Chinese city truly behind Paramount Leader (6)
12. Snakes as afterthought (4)
14. A plaything's greetings (2-2)
16. Greek hero drops axe, cutting left and right; Rhesus's head becomes slightly opened (4)
18. Line-dancing man (4)
20. Adam ran around for a month (7)
21. Osiris's brother raises falsely incriminating efforts (6)
22. The Italian dude extraordinarily praised (6)
24. Deborah devoured, leading to discussion (6)
25. They grant wishes for corporal punishment (6)
28. DC returning to host a central property like Superman (5)

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The grid:

         A B I O T I C   P O S I X
         R   C   O   O V A   E   I
         B U I L T I N   T O N G A
         O   E   E   T   R   P   M
         U   S A M U R A I   A Y E
         R A T S     O   O N I O N
           J   P R I V A T E   Y
         S A L S A   E     I D O L
         E R A   M I R A C L E   A
         T   U   A   S   A   B   S
         U N D I D   I M P E A C H
         P   E   A L A   E   T   E
         S E D A N   L A D D E R S

Across:

 1. Non-living bot infiltrates CIA from the back to     ABIOTIC = B(I)OT in CIA<
    collect informant's head (7)
 5. Linux extremist behind pressure associated with     POSIX = P + ISO< + (linu)X
    revision of ISO standard (5)
 8. Contained in cardiovascular cells (3)               OVA = cardi_OVA_scular
 9. Listen, Bill, tin is permanent (5-2)                BUILT-IN = homophone of BILL, TIN
10. Chain of islands, not from East Georgia (5)         TONGA = NOT< + GA
11. Fighter of Free Siam lost man going around          SAMURAI = AMUR in SIA(m)*
    Chinese river (7)
13. A yes, in a short way (3)                           AYE = ?
15. Doggone vermins (4)                                 RATS = double def.
17. Running charge is something that can make one       ONION = ON + ION
    cry (5)
19. Soldier trained at Viper (7)                        PRIVATE = (AT VIPER)*
21. Sample of grandma's Alsatian sauce (5)              SALSA = grandma_S ALSA_tian
23. Sounds unproductive to make a graven image (4)      IDOL = homophone of IDLE
26. During miserable time period (3)                    ERA = mis_ERA_ble
27. Rallying a community's leaders within a mile is a   MIRACLE = R... A... C... in MILE
    marvellous thing (7)
29. Loosened ground identified elements (5)             UNDID = gro_UND ID_entifed
30. A devil stands by each charge (7)                   IMPEACH = IMP + EACH
31. In the style of a Californian city (1, 2)           A LA = A + L.A.
32. Making modification to Dean's car (5)               SEDAN = DEANS*
33. A game: Snakes and these Reds, fanatically lead     (adders and) LADDERS = LAD + REDS*
    by young man (7)

Down:

 1. Shady locale to provide safe place in the           ARBOUR = (h)ARBOUR
        absence of hotel (6)
 2. Coldest cities melted (6)                           ICIEST = CITIES*
 3. To them, no human head is an emblem (5)             TOTEM = TO + T(h)EM
 4. Rover getting into unusually scant oil is           CONTROVERSIAL = ROVER in (SCANT OIL)*
    arousing debate (13)
 5. Loyalist at public disturbance stands behind        PATRIOT = P... + AT + RIOT
    Paramount Leader (7)
 6. Mentor injured a spine (6)                          SENPAI = (A SPINE)*
 7. Chinese city truly behind Paramount Leader (6)      XIAMEN = XI + AMEN
12. Snakes as afterthought (4)                          ASPS = AS + PS (postscript)
14. A plaything's greetings (2-2)                       YO-YO = YO! + YO!
16. Greek hero drops axe, cutting left and right;       AJAR = AJAX - (a)X(e) + R...
    Rhesus's head becomes slightly opened (4)
18. Line-dancing man (4)                                NEIL = LINE*
20. Adam ran around for a month (7)                     RAMADAN = (ADAM RAN)*
21. Osiris's brother raises falsely incriminating       SETUPS = SET + UPS
    efforts (6)
22. The Italian dude extraordinarily praised (6)        LAUDED = LA + DUDE*
24. Deborah devoured, leading to discussion (6)         DEBATE = DEB + ATE
25. They grant wishes for corporal punishment (6)       LASHES = double def.
                                                        (ref. to wishing on eyelashes)
28. DC returning to host a central property like        CAPED = A + (pro)PE(rty) in DC<
    Superman (5)

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