August Crossword

Here’s your skeptically-oriented crossword for August 2010.

(Click on the grid to enlarge and download it.)

CLUES ACROSS:

1. Long poem [4]

4. Thought, concept [4]

8. Site of a famous Greek oracle [6]

12. A partly autonomous regulatory agency; “Quasi non-governmental organisation” [6]

13. Soft wet Earth [3]

14. Irrational ratio [2]

16. To make a nosy or presumptuous inquiry [3]

17. Incline, OR to maliciously or dishonestly distort or falsify [5]

19. AND 15 down. Florentine’s hell (two words, [6], [7])

21. Manifestation [6]

23. One who regularly provides information on likely winners in sporting events [7]

25. Studied bodily attitude; posture, OR to present oneself insincerely [4]

27. The “L” in L. Ron Hubbard [9]

29. Repeated sound [4]

30. Lizzie Borden was found not guilty of using this with malicious intent [3]

31. Steiner-related biological system usually associated with agriculture [11]

34. Preposition, often used to indicate derivation, origin, or source [2]

37. To overturn [7]

40. See 20 Down

42. Smidgin [3]

43. Island [4]

45. Theory devised by L.Ron Hubbard to explain human mental functions based on the concept of an engram [9]

47. Preposition, often used for expressing motion or direction [2]

48. Garland, wreath [3]

49. Preposition [2]

50. The line about which a rotating body turns [4]

51. What Pope Formosus was when put on trial [4]

52. High mountain [3]

53. Physically confined [5]

54. To exist or live [2]

55. Purported hypnotic-state journey to an earlier time or past life [10]

56. What a hypothesis wants to be when it grows up [6]

CLUES DOWN:

2. Group of whales [3]

3. Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl and she worked here [4]

4. Attempted measure of human intelligence (abb) [2]

5. Conned, fooled, deliberately misled [5]

6. Organs of hearing [4]

7. Adjective; One, some, every, or all without specification [3]

8. Perform, achieve [2]

9. Legume [3]

10. Chant [6]

11. Comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others [10]

15. See 19 across

18. Jumped, bounded, OR acted impulsively [5]

19. Undresses [8]

20. AND 40 across; First Aussie saint? (Two words [4], [9])

22. Roll call or roster of names or duties [4]

24. Originator of Homeopathy [9]

26. AND 46 Down; John Lennon’s derogatory name for the Maharishi (two words, [4], [5])

28. Purpose, intent [3]

32. A slight hint or notion; a vague understanding [7]

33. Our sun [3]

35. Fishing lure [3]

36. Resist or contend against [6]

38. Sombre, grave, unadorned, ascetic [7]

39. Plural of “band about 8° to either side of the ecliptic that represents the path of the planets, moon, and sun“. [7]

41. Soft drink [3]

42. Capital city of Taiwan [6]

44. Mormon Priesthood title [5]

46. See 26 down

47. Rome’s river [5]

53. Usually metal, typically cylindrical container [3]

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       SOLUTION:
https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/crossword-puzzle-solution-august-2010/

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