November Puzzles

31 October, 2014


"What's 4 Across?"

“What’s 4 Across?”


NOVEMBER 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD, with the emphasis on Frauds and Scams can be solved using either the standard or the cryptic clues provided.

Breaking News! The FSM has revealed that occasional access to Google and/or the Dictionary (UK rather than US edition) by His Cruciverbal Faithful will not incur His noodly wrath.

A new set of NOVEMBER 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES is available.

New Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” Questions have been posted at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE






PUZZLES ARCHIVE 4 (December 2012 to June 2013)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 5 (July 2013 to September 2014)

Australian Skeptics National Convention 2014

30 October, 2014

November 28-30

The Concourse, Chatswood Sydney NSW

2014stripThis year, Australian Skeptics celebrate our 30th consecutive annual convention, the only skeptical group in the world to achieve this feat. A stellar lineup of presenters includes

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe team,

The ABC’s Checkout/Chaser team,

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki,

Dick Smith,

Peter FitzSimons,

Michael Marshall,

Sonya Pemberton,

Robyn Williams,

Dr Rachael Dunlop,

Alan Kirkland,

Delia Rickard,

George Hrab,

Kendrick Frazier,

Peta Ashworth,

Dr Amanda Bauer,

Dr Bronwyn Hemsley,

Dr Alex Wodak,

Adam vanLangenberg

and Nicholas J Johnson

Information and bookings:


Randi Returns to Australia

30 October, 2014


The Amazing James Randi is returning to Australia. The Think Inc organisation are bringing him out for a whirlwind 5 city tour.

Randi will be in Melbourne on Friday 5th December at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre.

His other tour dates are:

Adelaide on Monday December 1st at the Science Exchange;

Perth on Wednesday 3rd in Perth at the Octagon Theatre;

Brisbane on Thursday 4th at the BCEC

Sydney on Sunday 7th in at the Enmore Theatre.
Hosted by Richard Saunders and Lawrence Leung, the evenings will have a fireside chat format as well as a screening of the fascinating new documentary of his life and work called “An Honest Liar” plus a Q & A session at the end.

Tickets start from $49 for students, $69 for general admission, $89 for VIP tickets and $169 for Meet and Greet tickets. Further details and tickets sales are available from the Think Inc website.

This is a unique opportunity for the general public to see and hear the 86 year old Amazing Randi, the world’s most prominent skeptic, in person.

Think Inc plan to regularly bring to Australia prominent Scientists and Skeptics. The next will be Bill Nye, “the Science Guy, in February 2015.

October Puzzles

30 September, 2014

skeppen&puzOur OCTOBER 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD is themed Foreseeing the Future

There are ten more OCTOBER 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES .

And at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE are seven new Picture Puzzles and a new set of Trivia-type “Mixed Bag” Questions.


September Puzzles

31 August, 2014


New sets of both Picture Puzzles and Mixed Bag Questions occupy the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

SEPTEMBER 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD has Alternative Healing as its theme.

There are also ten new SEPTEMBER 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES


Dinner with Lawrence Krauss, 29 August

3 August, 2014
Dinner with Lawrence Krauss - click to see full size banner

Dinner with Lawrence Krauss – click to see full size banner

The Victorian Skeptics are delighted to host a presentation by well known cosmologist and author Lawrence Krauss.

Update – SOLD OUT! If you would like to go on a waiting list in the event of late cancellations, send an email to  

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August Puzzles

31 July, 2014


* There are new Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” (trivia-type) Questions at the top of our PUZZLES PAGE.

* Here is the AUGUST 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD. The theme this month is Religion. As usual, you can choose whether to use the standard clues 0r the cryptic  clues to solve it.

* Here are the AUGUST 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES



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