August 2011 Crossword

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CLUES ACROSS:


1. and 3 Across: Richard Dawkins’s wife and illustrator  Two words, [5], [4]

5. Celtic religious leaders

8. “Doing word” [4]

9. Kind of organic compound; acetone, for instance [6]

10. Prefix: Against, opposite to [4]

11. The Five Books of Moses [5]

12. Exact copy or reproduction, as of a document [9]

13. Metal element used in lighting [8]

16. Display of cowboy skills [5]

18: Idle, inactive, indolent [4]

19. Nought, nothing, nil [4]

20. Musical dramatic performance [5]

23. Doctor (abb) [2]

24. Offer [3]

25 and 26 across: Discredited method of cleaning the ears and the mind, while treating physical, emotional and spiritual ailments.(aka “coning”) Two words, [3], [8]

26. See 25 across

29. One of a genus of trees [3]

30. Sullen, angry, or indignant mood [7]

31. Fraudulent investment scheme based on redistribution of invested capital. (aka “Pyramid” scheme)  [5]

33. Draw or transfer fluid in response to a partial vacuum [4]

34. Turkish unit of currency [4]

35. Hindu or Buddhist religious literature written in Sanskrit [6]

39. Related to a diet of grains and beans said to promote well-being [11]

42. Ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle [2]

43. To casually browse the Internet [4]

44. Favourable, advantageous [10]

CLUES DOWN:

1. Floating in apparent defiance of gravity [10]

2 and 22 down. Alias of Cyril Henry Hoskin, author of The Third Eye. Two words, [7], [5]

3. Doctor who fraudulently linked vaccination to autism (Surname) [9]

4 and 26 Down. Generic term for a group which assigns a specific date to The End of the World. Two words, [8], [4]

5. Psychologists and mystics attempt to interpret them [6]

6. Indirect or subtle, derogatory expression; insinuation [8]

7. New Age Church based on Hubbard’s principles of Dianetics [11]

14. Self-luminous celestial body [4]

15. (Slang) Informer [4]

16. Having the most ruddy or sanguine hue [7]

17. Otherwise [2]

19. Vitality, zest [4]

21. Slippery fish [3]

22. See 2 Down

24. Rotten, evil [3]

26. See 4 Down

27. Miracles Central? [7]

28. High-ranking member of an ancient Peruvian empire [4]

29. Person, thing or situation that is mysterious or puzzling [6]

32. One of the Undead [6]

36. City of Asia Minor; home of The Creed? [5]

37. Turn into a God [5]

38. Tribe of Indians misrepresented as having anything to do with 25 and 26 across [4]

40. Male Swan [3]

41. Involuntary nervous twitch [3]

Solution here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/august-2011-crossword-solution/

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