Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 18/11/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

8 Walk through an empty theatre with some party-goers (8)

9 Very happy to do without one 22 across in delicate condition (6)

10 Code of silence adopted by Homer taking the oath (6)

11 One who has a role is an adherent

(8)

12 Leaders supply army forces early to be secure (4)

13 Intent on return to US state, over there (10)

15 Proper fool had odd-job left; that’s at the end (7)

17 Top chef has to listen out for his customers (7)

20 Secure place needed to keep valuables safe here (10)

22 Reserved first cap for veteran (4)

24 At college, leading lights have little time for social climbers (8)

26 Outline figure in home-made picture (6)

27 Drunk spirit in South Dakota (6)

28 Ailments suffered by many, before a group of women (8)

Down

1 First 22 across hoar-frost at a former war zone (6)

2 Discover where the Yanks used to be, we’re told (8)

3 Did one tell newspaper first about making arrangements? (10)

4 Priest, at the end, is forced into recess (7)

5 Find out a lot about regal character (4)

6 Fashions dresses in other styles (6)

7 Act ended up on the wane (8)

14 They go round with European habit, starting to set an example (4-6)

16 Popular places may also be areas of unrest (3,5)

18 Flight took over a day for a wild adventure (8)

19 Outcry over old man could be distasteful (7)

21 Drive away, in good order (6)

23 Did Cabinet have to stall Treasury, in case? (6)

25 Have to perform again in here, double quick (4)