April 2012 Crossword

Theme: Alternative Medical Practices 
by Ken Greatorex
 

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CLUES ACROSS:
1. Arm joint [5]
3. & 63 across. Use of the supposed therapeutic properties of crystals; (two words [7], [7])
5. Maladroit [5]
7. Inclined surface connecting two levels [4]
9. In yoga, any one of the body’s seven energy centres [6]
12. Underground pipe or passage for effluent [5]
14. Youth attendant on a person of rank [4]
17. Mythical bird [3]
18. System of massaging specific areas of the foot or hand in to heal or relieve stress elsewhere in the body [11]
21. Sudden coordinated attack [4]
22. Thick skin of foods [4]
23. Unit of depth [6]
26. Protective shelter [6]
27. One who employs or exploits [4]
29. See 24 down
30. See 41 across
31. To be acquainted with [4]
32. Recompense [5]
34. Russian space station [3]
36. Tempt [7]
38. Commonly used herbal ingredient in cold remedies for which scientific support is ambiguous [9]
40. Drunkard [3]
41. & 30 Across: Thermal-auricular alt-med therapy claimed to improve general health and well-being; (two words [3], [8])
42. Latin prefix meaning “all” or “every.” [4]
43. Ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter [2]
44. The objective form of the first-person singular nominative case personal pronoun [2]
45. Alternative medicine of Japanese origin consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage techniques [7]
49. Collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject, person, place, or thing [3]
51. Essence, core [3]
53. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Irrigation [7]
55. Terminus [3]
58. Practitioners of this technique believe that they transfer universal energy through the palms, which promotes self-healing and equilibrium [5]
59. Ceremonious act of deference or obeisance by Muslims, especially a low bow performed while placing the right palm on the forehead. [6]
61. & 65 Across. Orthodox medical intervention in cases of heavy metal poisoning. Its use by alt-med practitioners to treat artherosclerosis and other diseases has no supporting evidence ; (two words, [9], [7])
63. See 2 Across
66. Stringed musical instrument of the harp or the zither family [8]

CLUES DOWN:
1. What we in Australia call a rubber Americans call an _ _ _ _ _ _ [6]
2. Pier [5]
3. Metal favoured by those who tout the wearing of a bracelet to cure arthritis [6]
4. Luminous bridge formed in a gap between two electrodes [3]
5. Class or kind [3]
6. Hydrous magnesium silicate; French Chalk [4]
7. Grass stalk [4]
8. This Method is also referred to as Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration [11]
10. Animal fodder [3]
11. Glucosamine is a popular but dubious remedy for this painful condition [9]
13. Site for Red String Kabbalah jewellery [5]
15. Angles between leaves and stems [5]
16. No longer here [4]
19. Dextrose; blood sugar [7]
20. Senior ecclesiastical officials of the Roman Catholic church [9]
23. Mineral-rich wetland [3]
24. & 29 Across & 48 Down. If you’re supported by this Scientifically unsupported product it’s supposed to heal back pain and promote healthy sleep. (Three words, [8], [8], [8])
25. Millions of The Faithful rely on this Scientifically unsupported low-cost healing technique [6]
28. Cutting tool [3]
29. The Theory behind acupuncture relies on these although they’ve never yet been demonstrated. [9]
33. Generic term for Virgin & Child religious artworks [5]
34. Portraying a character, mood, or idea by gestures and bodily movements [4]
35. Hotel, tavern or restaurant [3]
37. Police Officer (slang) [3]
39. Dubious alt-med edifice built on the principle of “Like Cures Like” [10]
46. Anger [3]
47. Smidgin [3]
48. See 24 Down
50. auditory portion of the inner ear [7]
52. Oven cookery [6]
54. Intones [6]
56. Old Testament character [4]
57. Hydrated iron (III) oxide used as a pigment [5]
59. Detergent salt of a fatty acid [4]
60. Richard Dawkins’s term for an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture [4]
62. “That Is” (abbreviation from Latin) [2]

Solution here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/april-2012-crossword-solution/

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