December 2010 Crossword

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CLUES ACROSS:

           1. Notch for the string at both ends of a bow [4]      

           6. Meaningful sequence of items[4]

           9. Bump reader [12]

         11. Combine, unite, join: [3]

         13. Before [3]

         14. Italian bowls [6]

         17. Acts of deference or homage [10]

         19. Conjunction, e.g. “I am neither especially clever _ _ _ especially gifted” (Einstein) [3]

         20. Small steep-walled plateau [4]

         22. See 4 Down

         25 & 27 Down. This Skepchick visits Melbourne in Nov/Dec 2010 [7, 6]

         28. Immediate ancestor [6]

         29. Not a pool to swim in! [4]

         31. Stage in a process of change or development [5]

         32. Disease-producing microorganism. [8]

         34. Liquid concoctions of dubious medical value; (also) deceptive talk or actions; hooey; bunkum (Two words [5], [3])

         36. Stay [6]

         39. Possess [3]

         40. Large bodies of water [6]

         41 & 53 Across. This Skeptoid visits Melbourne in Nov/Dec 2010 [5, 7]    

         43. This event is in Oz in November 2010

         45. Bill of Fare [4]

         47. Slippery Fish

         50. Ration, allotment [5]

         52 & 33 Down. This Skeptical musician, songwriter and podcaster visits  Melbourne in Nov 2010 [6], [4]

         53. See 41 Across

         54. Twosomes [4]

         55. Used for aquatic propulsion [3]

CLUES DOWN:

           1. Lacking the power to feel [4]

           2. Head appendage of a usually male bird; also variety of flower [7]

           3 & 26 down. Unfortunate ABC TV series about alternative therapies [6], [7]

           4 & 22 Faddish brand of wrist-band [5],[7]

           5. Enemies [4]

           6. Legal action against another person’s property [4]

           7. Exists [2]

           8. Eye ailment [4]

           9. Greek letter; also Prefix denoting paranormal ability [3]

         10. Object of knightly quests [5]

         12. Charged atom [3]

         15. Statements of belief [6]

         16. Demanding [8]

         18. Swindle [3]

         21. Symbol for the element Scandium [2]

         23. Energy field held to emanate from a living being [4]

         24. Substance held to produce spirit materialization [9]

         25. Restored after injury or ill health [11]

         26. See 4 down

         27. See 25 across

         28. Teachers, usually of the dull or formal variety [10]

         30. Drunkard [3]

         33. See 52 across

         35. Wheatstone bridge used for Dianetics and Scientology auditing [1], [5]

         37. Citizen of Baghdad or Basra, for example [5]

         38. “_ _!” quoth the Pythonesque knights [2]

         42. Full of anticipation, eagerness or excitement [4]

         44. Three-legged isle of tail-less cats [3]

         45. Insane, OR intensely angry [3]

         46. Non-governmental organisation (abb) [3]

         48. The Self [3]

         49. Grassland, pasture [3]

         51. International organization concerned with cooperation in international  law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace (abb) [2]

Solution Here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/december-crossword-solution/

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