Puzzle III

 
ACROSS
1. Advantages one listed in account to pedestrian (7) 
5. Laugh about One Direction’s version of The Birdy Song? (7) 
9. He leaves Jack, perhaps, for a travelling man (7) 
10. Greco-Roman nine-act play (7) 
11. To escape from First Lady without publicity… (5) 
12. … Gore takes refuge in one country or another (9) 
13. Album’s opening track cut by whole group (3,4)
14. Takes offence at alien way of thinking (7) 
16. Nick sits astride cob or stallion (7)
19. Dodgy workmen intimidate unruly yobs (7) 
22. Nobel, possibly, took a year to write list (9) 
24. Put down gold and cut deck (5) 
25. Not a Jew, but a decent sort I will say (7) 
26. Ship’s remit altered to protect concerns (7) 
27. Spooner’s misery colours seemingly innocent features (3-4) 
28. Heartless devil beats out flames (7) 
 
DOWN
1. Long-suffering Irishman that is extremely nationalist (7) 
2. Broken-down taxi featured in ‘Ode to Rust’ (7) 
3. Granny Smith’s gig? (9)
4. Truncate animal appendage (7) 
5. Stern supporter of First Triumvirate accepting motive for kidnapping (7)
6. Suffer when corporation takes10 city (5) 
7. Oddly, Tory Island provides a framework (7)
8. Take back passage behind empty residence (7) 
15. Some physicists want in on alternative way to harness energy (9) 
16. Welsh rugby club abandoned original name and joined with another side (7) 
17. For example, never sent back cold dish? (7) 
18. Female’s labour initially accompanied by dreadful noises (7) 
19. Sob quietly and twitch – it’s hard to understand! (7)
20. Give plenty of drink to a gushy type (3,4) 
21. They dig small papers when rolling (7) 
23. Love is… staying in New York when it’s booming (5)