Puzzletome Crossword Puzzles

May 2013 Monthly Crossword
Around The Outside

The thematic entries, appropriately around the outside of the grid, are only tangentially clued and must be deduced. A couple of hints to the theme appear elsewhere.
Grid
Across
11: liquid solid (9)
6 Sustenance provided by ally, mostly (3)
8 Chap is on the rebound with first romance (3)
10 A Parisian's vulgar piece of text was in error (7)
11 Civilization is preserved? (5)
12 Boy bounds boys better (5)
13 Alternate squares caught man with two queens (7)
14 Language current, right? That's his problem (5)
16 Ball play missing, left to youth with skill (4)
17 Energy, girl heard, is obtained from cake (6)
19 Right after laugh I get back to the ladies (5)
22 It grows from unusual cotton seeds in Yankee state (5)
24 Caused to cackle at Clio caught in commercial? (6)
25 Hot fumes at first generating tear (4)
26 Bite head of Nosferatu, in case (5)
29 Copper's nearly completely positioned by electricity charge (7)
30 Twig from rose entwined about tip of iris (5)
31 Mostly X right after space key (5)
32 Very excited in place with hearth (7)
33 Lapse from the straight and narrow's present (3)
34Magazine headline missing from House and Garden (3)
353: child (9)
Down
2 Bum guess incorporates answer (6)
3 Chewing over exercise in arithmetic? (6,9)
4 Urged to get natural gas re-installed - that's sweet (10,5)
5 On time railway learned (8)
64: end (8)
7 Way to interpret characters while caught in introspection, primarily (5)
8 Chap calls around about coat (7)
9Action of 2 (4)
15 Summon, urge, entreat - primary definitions (3)
182: selector (8)
20 Adjust again the proper gin usage (7)
21 Indian lady (mother) greeting, embracing a shot (8)
23 Nestling in your nest, it could keep your loved ones? (3)
26 A crucial element of Fairisle eveningwear? (6)
27A need for this to be omitted by Cockney? (5)
284: group (4)