I couldn't find out how to list packages by size using dpkg or apt-whatever on a Debian system, so I hacked together this script, listpkgs.sh. Run it as follows:
$ ./listpkgs.sh 2>/dev/null | sort -n
This shows the biggest packages at the end, which you can then decide whether or not to remove.
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