February 2011 Crossword

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CLUES ACROSS:

           1. One who opposes the veneration of images [10]

           6. (slang) Any alcoholic drink [6]

           9. Being the first in time or history [6]

         10. Medicine of no real benefit which nevertheless makes people feel better [7]

         11. Not specifically religious [7]

         14. Valve that regulates the supply of fuel-air mixture to an engine [8]

         16. Small brightly coloured freshwater duck [4]

         17. Belief held to be absolutely true though without evidence to support it [5]

         19. Decay or decompose [3]

         22. This saint of doubtful provenance launched a billion greeting cards [9]

         24. Microprocessor [4]

         26. Compensate, recompense, remunerate [3]

         28. Horticultural implement [3]

         29. Tuberculosis (abb) [2]

         31. Underwater breathing gear [5]

         34. Spiritual technique of Japanese origin, commonly called palm healing [5]

         35. Former respectful address for a European man in colonial India [5]

         39. Peninsula between the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan [5]

         42. To plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act [8]

         44. A resort area having mineral springs [3]

         46. Christian edifice [6]

         47. Converts hide into leather [4]  

         48. Cup-shaped musical instrument emitting a metallic tone when struck [4]

         49. North-American native deity or spirit [7]

         50. Common acid/base indicator [6]

         51. A point in space-time at which matter has infinite density and infinitesimal volume, and space and time are infinitely distorted [9]

CLUES DOWN:

           2. “Christ-carrier” saint [11]

           3. Prophetic [8]

           4. Common analgesic [7]

           5. Pamphlet [5]

           6. Complete a sporting match with the same score as a competitor [3]

           7. Relating to artificial body parts [10]

           8. Skeptic’s Holy Grail? [8]

         12. Electroencephalogram (abb) [3]

         13  Eccentric or multiply curved wheel mounted on a rotating shaft [3]

         15. Ancient characters in Northern European inscriptions. [5]

         18. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence [5]

         20. Inconvenient thirteenth sign for Astrologers [9]

         21. Eastern religion: basic, eternal universal principle that transcends reality [3]

         23. Pen point [3]

         25 and 45 down. The Bad Astronomer (Two words [4], [5])

         27. The affirmative [3]

         30. Atoll; swimsuit [6]

         32. An authoritative order or decree; an edict [5]

         33. Relating to the ear [5]

         36. To refrain from something by one’s own choice [7]

         37. Any of a number of British youth correctional institutions [7]

         38. Relating to the supernatural [6]

         40. “With Regard To” (abb) [2]

         41. Religious sects considered by the mainstream to be extremist or false [5]

         43. Greek god of woods, fields, and flocks [3]

         45. See 25 down

         48. Rough or prickly envelope of a fruit [4]

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

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