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Note: The clues are a mix of printer's devilry and regular cryptic clues.

Across
2. Like Bruce Wayne after Jack Napier's constant plots essentially destroyed city (7)
7. Group known for Africa's total leader in oil (4)
8. Estonia and late tin asylum seekers (4)
9. Country next to France's (and/or Romania's) borders (7)
10. Achievement coming before in Georgia (4)
12. Female John Travolta character (Leaving Las Vegas) (4)
15. Homer described Odysseus' pic poem (5)
18. Religion's central part of worship in North African country, as seen from the east (5)
19. Trainings see earning process (5)
20. Android: extremely competent to adjust to different situations (5)
21. Italian leader abandoned shaving, leading to an affair (5)
22. Wikipedia's content WA sensed to be available under CC-BY-SA (5)
23. Some sour Cher – husband left her (5)
26. Nonexistent East River (4)
29. A sign of a fictional captain going the wrong way (4)
31. Trade ad panned essentially for being delivered with straight face (7)
32. Neighbour of Oscar's father (4)
33. Tango partner for musician Johnny (4)
34. A Mediterranean meal set up (7)

Down
1. A fish with a tail? (4)
2. Jack and Oscar standing by a last member of Clan Crawford (4)
3. NORAD processed radioactive gas (5)
4. Mark Blixen on the radio (5)
5. So valuable sample round (4)
6. American football players Garrett and Benatar (4)
10. Legendary creature's smile interrupted by flipping off (7)
11. Although he's called Bi, Ami's his real name (3-4)
13. David's son essentially stabs a Lombard (7)
14. Element of South Dakota's state symbol (7)
15. The heroes clam as a reward (5)
16. President Saddam devastated after having democratic leader removed (5)
17. Guard blocking second entrance (5)
24. He was considered the be-around player in the NBA (5)
25. Application by the French tech company (5)
27. Religious leader: "I am a man" (4)
28. Cheese produced in lift (4)
29. Tourist, inform a tinter (4)
30. His ramblings became more in anime passed (4)

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    $\begingroup$ 14-Down is very clever! $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 10 at 7:54
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The solved grid:

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Clue explanations:

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Thoughts:

I'm still not sure how exactly 7-A, 12-A, and 22-D work.

Clues 1-D and 14-D were very clever! 14-D especially so -- the wordplay in had to be parsed completely differently from how it appeared.

Not sure about the grammar in 10A (I think a comma would be necessary?), and 17D's definition seems to be fairly similar to the answer. Other than that, the clues were in general pretty good.

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  • $\begingroup$ 12A: rot13(YNF(-irtn)F) $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Feb 10 at 8:59
  • $\begingroup$ Nice work! For 22 across, the answer is correct but you need to slightly move the place where it's inserted. $\endgroup$ – jafe Feb 10 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ 7a could be rot13(GBG sbe Gbgny, + B) $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Feb 10 at 15:35

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