January 2012 Crossword

by Ken Greatorex

THEME: RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS

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CLUES ACROSS:

           1. and 3 across and 6 across: ” _ _ _ _ , _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _ “  ; method of excommunication for one who has committed a particularly grievous sin. (Three words, [4], [4], [6]

3. See 1 across

6. See 1 across

10. Beam [3]

11. Organ of hearing [3]

12. Circular composition of geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation [7]

14. Circular bands worn on the finger [5]

15. Manual computing device [6]

18: Resort area having mineral springs [3]

19. Single entity [3]

20. Enclosure for domestic animals [3]

22. Crowd, multitude [6]

26. Frozen water [3]

27. Person noted for courageous action [4]

28. Bacterial culture media and food ingredient derived from marine algae [4]

29. Event, happening, incident [8]

31. Dome-shaped Buddhist reliquary  [5]

32. Track or groove made by the passage of vehicles [3]

33. Specified quantity of a therapeutic agent [4]

34. Symbol which represents a number [7]

37. Object of religious veneration; especially a body part [5]

39. North Atlantic food fish [3]

41. Military force [4]

43. Countertenor [4]

44. Menial kitchen servant [8]

45. Elephant-headed Hindu deity [6]

49. Reprise of 28 across [4]

50. Archaic good luck symbol appropriated by Nazis [8]

53. Dry creek-bed [6]

54. Palestinian guerrilla organization and political party [5]

55. Game played on horseback [4]

56. Adhering to an accepted, traditional or established faith [8]

57. Be contiguous to; abut [6]

CLUES DOWN:

1. Tramp (North American slang) [3]

2. Young man [3]

3. Soothing, healing or comforting agent [4]

4. Alternatively [2]

5. Muslim shrine in Mecca toward which the faithful turn to pray [5]

7. Din [3]

8. Locomotive or supportive limb [3]

9. Paschal Festival [6]

13. Ancient Egyptian Key of Life [4]

14. Archaic letters used to write Germanic languages [5]

15. Outer protective garment for the front of the body [5]

16. Valuable cash crop plant yielding alkaloids [4]

17. Reckless or mischievous act [7]

20. Five-pointed star held to have mystical significance [8]

21. Physics: point of zero amplitude in a periodic system [4]

23. Rodents [4]

24. Snooze [3]

25. Object of a prolonged endeavour [5]

26. One who destroys sacred religious images [10]

27. Three thousand six hundred seconds [4]

30. Anger [3]

31. Acidulous, dry, tart [4]

35. Nine-branched candelabrum used in celebration of Hanukkah [7]

36. His wife should never have looked back [3]

38. Image of Jesus on the cross [8]

40. Carry out, perform, execute [2]

42. Tower for summoning Muslims to prayer [7]

44. Turin’s best-known tourist attraction [6]

45. Dung of sea birds or bats [5]

46. The Self [3]

47. Utter, announce, express, state [3]

48. Aura [4]

51. Main tool in the sorcerer’s kit [4]

52. Representation of a sanctified Christian personage [4]

55. Ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle [2]

Solution: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/january-2012-crossword-solution/

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