Puzzletome Crossword Puzzles

August 2013 Monthly Crossword
Take Away

25 across is a significant location for the theme. Five otherwise normal clues must be appropriately modified with regard to the theme to fit the grid. The remaining clues each contain an extra letter in the wordplay which, in clue order, spell out a cryptic reference to the theme.
Grid
Across
1 After ancient times, position cold girl (one loosely clad) (4-9)
8 Old Sorrow - Sinatra's penultimate number (4)
9 Shaking bun crumbs on pelmet down (10)
10 Cast iron end to design is not free (6)
11 Tearful Clair distraught over letters (8)
12 Education for wee girl not eatin' it freely? (9)
14 Operation help rewarded (4)
15 Beat pasta ingredient (4)
16 Cool and collected residents flare up (9)
20 Shock a loud one with quiet seafood meal? (4,4)
21 Being a student in therapies with deconstruction (6)
23 Gardening creates slim plants (10)
24 I am by tool dip (4)
25See preamble (5,8)
Down
1 Free robin poo for fertilisation (3,4)
2 Does pitch and blows the whistle (5)
3 Failed to strong-arm loose nut around long diameter (7)
4 He bullies accident victims after car chase (am unable to comprehend) (9,6)
5 Join watch on fleas (6)
6 Advise against drugs (acid not certain to be efficacious) (9)
7 Beer English? Bring back to the shelter (7)
13 Rewriting clue, make one a disease (9)
15 Twins act up, bad start for fear that... (7)
17 ... strips skin on condition of glasses (7)
18 Going, going, gone around 11:51 (7)
19 Return of sun, ta (I have some downtime) (6)
22 To begin with, snakes usually hiss angrily at raw food (5)