August 2016 Skeptical Crossword

by Ken Greatorex

THEME: CHIROPRACTIC

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Note: Where applicable:

 This health condition has been included because little or no scientific evidence exists that shows chiropractic techniques alone can effectively treat the condition. However, when on-line advertising by Australian businesses promoting chiropractic treatment is consulted, a number of those businesses (although generally a minority of the total) suggest that they can effectively treat this health condition. Good quality evidence for or against the efficacy of chiropractic treatment can be found via rigorously conducted, placebo controlled, blinded, clinical trials.

ACROSS:

1. Feature that only chiropractors can find on x-rays which cause of 95% of all disease, according to Chiropractic’s founder [11]
9. The meaning or crux of what someone says or writes [5]
11. Having a pearly appearance [6]
12. Noises or ringing in the ears or head when no such external physical noise is present. Efficacy for successful chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note. [8]
15. Caprice [4]
16. Throw [4]
17. Water spirit [6]
20. Printer’s unit of width, equal to the height of the type size being used [2]
21. Average [4]
22. Obligatory payments; fees [4]
25. Assist [3]
27. Possess [3]
28. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note. [4]
29. City in Ontario Canada, birthplace of Chiropractic’s founder [9]
30. Legume [3]
32. Frozen desserts made of sweetened water and fruit juice [4]
35. Rodent [3]
36. Hypersensitive disorders of the immune system. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note. [9]
38. Clyster [5]
39. Perfect example of a particular quality or type [8]
42. With Murdoch and Central Queensland – the three Australian Universities currently teaching a degree course in Chiropractic [4]
44. Short valley or hollow [5]
46. Episodes of prolonged crying in an otherwise healthy infant. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note. [5]
48. Long narrative poem [4]
50. & 51 across: Science writer sued by the British Chiropractic Association in regard to negative comments he made about the efficacy of chiropractic in treating children’s ailments by spinal manipulation [5, 5]
51. See 50 across
52. Significant 2010 report into chiropractic and osteopathy by the UK regulator, the General Chiropractic counsel, which considered many current claims of efficacy to be highly dubious and lacking in evidence [9]
53. Assimilate; absorb [6]

DOWN:

1. Violent wrenching of the ligaments of a joint [6]
2. Involuntary nocturnal micturition, typically by children. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note. [10]
3. Loosed [6]
4. Canvas dwelling [4]
5. Makes a selection [4]
6. Common sense OR the intellect [4]
7. Lacking intelligence [4]
8. Infection of the lungs. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note. [9]
10. Exists [2]
13. & 37 down: The body’s collective defence against bacteria, viruses and other microbes. Boosting or improving this bodily function lacks evidence of efficacy with chiropractic treatment. See note. [6, 6]
14. Charged atom [3]
18. Novel [3]
19. & 40 down: Chiropractic’s founder [6, 6]
23. Chiropractors claim particular expertise with this area of the body [5]
24. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Healing. An earlier alternative medical practice pursued by Chiropractic’s founder [8]
25. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency; the main government regulatory body in Australia for alternative medicine, including Chiropractic [5]
26. Notion [4]
31. Apparel [6]
33. Hint [4]
34. Latin prefix meaning “half” [4]
37. See 13 down
40. See 19 down
41. Large compact block of mountains [6]
42. Destroy comprehensively [4]
43. Carrying [6]
45. (see 50 across) Singh’s description of Chiropractic that the BCA considered most offensive [5]
47. Item of currency [4]
49. Left-hand side of a ship or aircraft [4]

 

SOLUTION

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