August 2015 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle

Theme: Osteopathy

by Roy Arnott & Ken Greatorex

Suggested reference:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/does-osteopathy-work-is-it-scientific/

60 August 2015 osteopathy grid

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STANDARD CLUES 

(Scroll down for CRYPTIC CLUES)

ACROSS:

1. Remove all traces [5]
3. One who practices osteopathy [9]
9. Imbibed [6]
10. Regarding the medical care of infants, children and adolescents [10]
13. Useful on-line resource for biomedical literature [6]
14. Punished by imposition of an arbitrary penalty [7]
18. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency [5]
19. Hindrance, obstruction [10]
23. Beetle-shaped amulet [6]
25. Greek prefix meaning “new” [3]
26. Personal recommendation unsupported by evidence [11]
27. Convulsive catching of breath [4]
29. Written defamation [5]
30. Imprecise, unfocused [5]
31. The holding of a permanent post, particularly in academia [6]
33. State of matter [3]
34. Element 11’s symbol [2]
37. Skeletal hinges [6]
38. Flaccid [4]
40. Mountain pass [3]
42. & 43 across: Basic procedure of both osteopathy and chiropractic [6], [12]
43. See 42 across
45. Bag-like cavity within an organism [3]
46. Small storeroom within the hull of a ship [7]
48. Provided for, furnished, fitted out [8]
51. Packed within sealed cartons [5]
53. Bitter, highly poisonous alkaloid [10]
54. Very stupid [7]

DOWN:
1. Unusual, atypical [11]
2. Concession in order to appease [3]
4. Unmoving [5]
5. Plead [7]
6. Disease previously known as Consumption (abb) [2]
7. Large nomadic group [5]
8. Abrupt in speech [5]
11. Not necessarily reliable, since based on personal accounts rather than facts or research [9]
12. Russian ruler [4]
15. Manipulation of muscles and joints to relieve tension or pain [7]
16. System of complementary medicine based on the supposition that spinal misalignment is the major cause of disorders affecting the nerves, muscles and organs [12]
17. & 35 down: Type of therapeutic trial in which any information which may influence the behaviour of the tester or the subject is withheld until after the test [6], [5]
20. In Greek Mythology- Titaness associated with light [6]
21. Newt [3]
22. Pieces of hard tissue making up the skeleton [5]
23. Extended family [4]
28. Nearest star [3]
30. Forefront of an advancing army [3]
31. Respiratory condition marked by spasmic attack; (osteopathic treatment has not been demonstrated as efficacious) [6]
32. Valve between the right atrium and ventricle of the heart [9]
33. Attendant, particularly in Scottish hunting or fishing expeditions [6]
35. See 17 down
36. Contractive fibrous tissues responsible for body movement [7]
37. Month [7]
39. Substance or procedure that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in trialling new drugs or procedures [7]
41. One-of-a-kind [6]
44. The top of the thighs when seated [3]
47. Convert skin to leather [3]
49. Small round mark [3]
50. Term denoting sweetness in a bottled wine [3]
52. Roman eleven [2]

CRYPTIC CLUES 

ACROSS:
1. Period has direction to remove [5]
3. To tea shop to find someone manipulative [9]
9. Deride at the end of letters to get inebriated [6]
10. Adapt picara diet for the treatment of children [10]
13. Rectify dumb PE to facilitate search for papers [6]
14. Red mace used for whimsical punishment [7]
18. Just what ordered the doctor [5]
19. When men time dip it becomes an obstruction [10]
23. Beetle makes wound on sailor [6]
25. Noble gas loses direction – that’s new [3]
26. Inmate toils to get reference [11]
27. Weight on snake is breathtaking [4]
29. Alkali metal at 10 decibels is defamatory [5]
30. After five, malaria lacks precision [5]
31. Find post in molten urea [6]
33. Slump back to get fuel [3]
34. Element is not applicable [2]
37. Hip and shoulder [6]
38. 51 politicians cannot rise to the occasion [4]
40. Senior officer makes a pass [3]
42. & 43 across: Therapeutic plains? [6], [12]
43. See 42 across
45. Bag cold war strike force [3]
46. Zara confused in stroke replay to make room on board [7]
48. With energy made jocular remark. It fitted [8]
51. Bovine in garden plot is contained [5]
53. Toxic mixture of inert synch [10]
54. Princess among 10 has twitch. That’s stupid [7]

DOWN:
1. Confusing election pax is abnormal [11]
2. Tennis open has established ways of doing things [3]
4. Yet makes a drink [5]
5. Mixed up teen tart makes a plea [7]
6. Disease from dust bowl [2]
7. Large group in rush order [5]
8. Gaelic to a T is a bit abrupt [5]
11. Acned alto has a story to tell [9]
12. Vehicle carries letter for head of state [4]
15. Period after service to rub it in [7]
16. Manipulate cap cirrhotic for manipulation [12]
17. & 35 down: Form of test for bilaterally unsighted [6], [5]
20. Titanic bright fly-catcher? [6]
21. Move money for newt [3]
22. Sacrum, carpals, ischeum [5]
23. Element takes article to form family group [4]
28. Home of Anyanwu [3]
30. Vehicle in front? [3]
31. At last HMAS has breathing difficulties [6]
32. Where three points meet. It goes to the heart of the matter [9]
33. Five fluid ounces that is a servant [6]
35. See 17 down
36. Fibrous tissue is shell fish, we hear [7]
37. Adjust Raj Yuan for start of year [7]
39. Locus of body odour? It is in the mind [7]
41. College with that French is a one-off [6]
44. Take friend back for a circuit [3]
47. o/a [3]
49. Product of the previous vector and the following vector [3]
50. 1/cos [3]
52. Roman cricket team [2]

SOLUTION

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