Puzzle IV

 
ACROSS
1. Captain’s dog in need of bath (7) 
5. Stylish small infants wear (6) 
9. Some of those who can’t decide on a number for traditional entertainers (7) 
10. Press point about gold miner’s possible objective (4,3) 
11. It’s a Knockout’s holiday destination! (3) 
12. Hotel by the lake far better positioned for fitness fanatic (6,5)
13. City of birth (5)
14. Union activist is a goner – roughed up by the right (9) 
16. Entertaining drag artist National Theatre cast as Bottom? (9) 
17. Prepare for opening of guest accommodation (5) 
19. Muse step out to this kind of applause? (11) 
22. Make public Italian state television broadcast (3) 
23. Girl nurses desire for guy by the side of the road (7) 
24. Trace until lost in our earliest origins (7) 
26. Partially echo resentment to drudgery (6) 
27. Work out and complain about gym (7) 
 
DOWN
1. Overweight relatives devour large pie, perhaps (7) 
2. Victory’s mate changed mast skilfully (4,3,3,5) 
3. Bitter type joins radical element (3) 
4. Give water to a prophet (5) 
5. Adhesive kit helps repair things (9) 
6. Idiot rounds on a superior (5) 
7. Constructing a pit for lions? Yes, and taking the job seriously (15) 
8. A cup of 3 sustains a knight (6) 
12. Unfinished symphony composer is chasing hot Swedish girl (5) 
14. They can be played if obvious ruse misfires (9) 
15. Ethiopian leader sends general back to the States (5) 
16. Attack revolutionary German philosopher (6) 
18. Having bite with two doctors, one turned specialist (7) 
20. One quitting alternative drug (5)
21. Form a circle (no longer valid) (5) 
25. Twitch in an odd way (3)