July 2010 Crossword

By Ken Greatorex

Here’s a new skeptically-oriented crossword. Let us know how you get on!

(click on the grid to enlarge and download it)

Clues Across:

2 & 3 across: Sibling Spiritualist Pioneers (Two words: [3, 7])

7: Just one thing after another [6]

10: Writing implement [3]

12 & 17: TV Medium (Two words:[6, 6])

13: Professional Spin-doctoring (abb) [2]

14: Ufology Central [7]

15: Easy bounding gait [4]

17: See 12 Across

20: Not dead [5]

21: The Negative [2]

22. _ _ and Fro [2]

23: Foot digit [3]

25: Faucet [3]

28: Hideous man-eating giant [4]

31: See 49 across

33: Unidentified hominid said to lurk in the Australian wilderness. [5]

35: Succulent plant with medicinal properties [4]

36: Seabird [4]

37. Device for removing an apple’s centre [5]

39: Turns bulls into bullocks [10]

40: Tribal symbol [5]

41: “In the Year of Our Lord” (abb) [2]

43: Taxi [3]

45: Type of selection process where each item has an equal chance of being chosen [5]

46: Lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned [8]

48: Fossil Fuel [3]

49 & 31 across: Technique taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Two words, [14, 10])

Clues Down:

1: Study that claims to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs [9]

2: Travelled in an aircraft [4]

4: Simultaneous firing of artillery; fusillade; volley [5]

5: Relieves [5]

6: Vocalist [6]

8. Recess in a church building [4]

9 & 38 down: Technique used by magicians and psychics to discover details about another person without prior knowledge (Two words [4, 7])

11: John Edward’s Job Description [11]

13: Greek philosopher [5]

14: See 30 down

30 & 14 down: Important feature of the Scientific method (Two words [4, 6])

16: Irrational number [2]

18: Loosen [5]

19: Small water vehicle [4]

24: Slippery fish [3]

26: Devotee of the Flying Spaghetti Monster [11]

27: Medical system based on the precept “Like Cures Like” [10]

29: Anthropomorphic mechanical being built to do routine manual work [5]

30: See 14 down

32: Divining [7]

34: Article; unit  [4]

37: Musical term; passage added to the end of a composition [4]

38: See 9 down

40: Trick-taking card game appropriated by fortune-tellers [5]

42: Loose outer garment worn to protect the clothes [5]

43: Duck-like freshwater bird [4]

44: Sphere [4]

47: Finish [3]

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       SOLUTION:
http://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/crossword-puzzle-solution-july-2010/

2 Responses to July 2010 Crossword

  1. Tim Farley says:

    Nice one. 48 across seems to be missing a clue, but its not essential to solve.

    • keng2 says:

      Tim,

      Many thanks for your kind words and your heads-up on the clue.
      I always say, if you want something proof-read properly, publish it and wait for suggestions.
      I’ll remedy the problem immediately.

      Ken

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