Pine-nut desserts (2)
A thematic cryptic by Biddle

The answers include some members of a group, described by 5 (3 words, one of them an abbreviation). The significance of the title should be clear when the solution is complete. One solution is an abbreviation.

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Across

1 George sends military aircraft to north, around tree (10)
7 Dance cut short by James (and Sarah too, apparently) (4)
9 Noah is right - right about Benjamin (8)
10 Customer's charge on property in Connecticut (6)
11 A king who ruled in Camelot or Chester (6)
12 One who chooses, whether using his head or not (8)
13 Little devil in residence at Blenheim Palace (3)
14 Capone takes in returned empty weapon without care for good or evil (6)
16 Spinning garbage with silver-covered tin (8)
17 Rickety pails Joe made into heaps (8)
20 James, leader of men, outlined new role of Europeans, initially (6)
22 Terrorists found in a Rhode Island retreat? (3)
23 Dancing feet, dead beat (8)
24 He puts our clubs into our hands (6)
26 Donator of books found in bedrooms (6)
27 Vilest animal houses toured by Nathan (8)
28 William, fat after tea, we hear? Just the reverse! (4)
29 Dwight's found where one is confused (10)

Down

2 16 of characters which could make 27 in States (7)
3 Rough pot - that's about right (6)
4 Breathing hole - it's on right and left after reorganisation (7)
5 See preamble
6 Jewellery permitted after kiss and cuddle (7)
7 University where Naseem Hamed, perhaps, is overweight? (9)
8 Abraham's car (7)
15 Teddy's cunning ploy heard by railroad in Vermont (9)
18 After a small readjustment, Mercia borders a region governed by 5 (7)
19 Powerful in past or future, perhaps (7)
20 Sore's attached to James (7)
21 Manage like a bishop? (7)
25 A Spanish friend makes a French one leave (5)

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