September 2010 CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Skeptical Crossword September 2010

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CLUES ACROSS:

           1. He’s The Amazing!  [5]

           3. AND 6 across, 4 down & 9 Down. 1995 Carl Sagan book, subtitled Science as a Candle in the Dark. (four words, [3], [5], [7], [5] )

           6. See 3 across

         10. Young Australian Skeptics (abb) [3]

         11. A kind of pastry [4]

         12. Arguably [10]

         14. The Loneliest Number? [3]

         15. Residue of a fire [3]

         17. Eccentric or multiply curved wheel [3]

         20. Fundamentally changed by an alchemist [10]

         22. Tenet, dogma, creed, belief  [8]

         24. Any of a series of rows, layers or ranks [4]

         25. Mr Carnegie, for example [4]

         27. Fraudulent business schemes [5]

         29. Au revoir, bon voyage! [5]

         30. One who attacks cherished beliefs or established institutions [10]

         31. A clear jelly typically made of stock and gelatin [5]

         32. Calls on higher power for assistance, support, or inspiration [7]

         35. A specialist in the study of morals and standards of conduct [9]

         37. _ _ _ _  facto [4]

         38. Aquatic activity which requires a buddy. [10]

         41. Male ovine [3]

         43. Rare-earth element of atomic number 70 [9]

         47. Subject of much current controversy [7]

         49. Major unit of geologic time, usually subdivided into eras [3]

         50. State positively; affirm; assert [4]

         51. Poet [4]

         52. Ornamenting of fabric with needlework [10]

CLUES DOWN:

           1. Major principle of scientific method, requiring that experimental results must be able to be accurately replicated by independent workers. [15]

           2. Process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, and cannot be false if the premises are true. [9]

           3. Error due to striking the wrong key of a keyboard. (abb) [4]

           4. See 3 across

           5. One of a group of fragrant organic compounds, e.g. ethyl acetate [5]

           6. Exposed as a(n) pretentious, false or exaggerated claim [8]

           7. Preposition: Belonging to [2]

           8. Period of darkness between sunset and sunrise. [5]

           9. See 3 across

         13. Sweet potato [3]

         16. Homeopathic agitation during dilution [10]

         18. 2nd person plural of “be” OR 100  square metres [3]

         19. Wonder, marvel, extraordinary supernatural event [7]

         21. Any of a certain genus of tree (common to Melbourne streetscapes) [3]

         23. Computed Tomography (abb) [2]

         26. Angular distance north or south from the equator OR freedom of action [8]

         27. Large body of water [3]

         28. Groups which are heretical or deviate from orthodox religious tradition [5]

         33. One who stays temporarily [7]

         34. Indian religion [7]

         36. Without force or foundation; indefensible [7]

         39. Sauce derived from products of cooking meat [5]

         40. Corundum-based abrasive [5]

         42. Consumed [3]

         44. Beverage [3]

         45. Conclusion [3]

         46. “La _ _ _ ” translates as “The Sea” [3]

         48. Spoil, impair [3]

Solution: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/crossword-puzzle-solution-september-2010/

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