January 2015 Skeptical Crossword

by Roy Arnott, Ken Greatorex and Mal Vickers

THEME: CHIROPRACTIC

53 chiro grid
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Note 1: 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.

CLUES (STANDARD) Scroll Down for Cryptic Clues

ACROSS:
1. Hypersensitive disorders of the immune system. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note 1. [9]
5. City in Iowa USA where chiropractic was founded in 1895 [9]
9. A belief system [3]
10. Extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally [4]
12. The organisation which sued Simon Singh (initials) [3]
13. & 14 across: Chiropractic’s founder (two words, [6], [6])
14. See 13 Across
16. The colour black OR decorative fur [5]
19. Devotional stylised portrait [4]
20. City in Ontario Canada, birthplace of Chiropractic’s founder [9]
21. Tree [3]
22. Deep ravine, chasm, or abyss [4]
26. Male offspring [3]
27. Feature that only chiropractors can find on x-rays that are, apparently the cause of 95% of all disease, according to Chiropractic’s founder [11]
28. Be [5]
30. With Murdoch and Central Queensland – the three Australian Universities currently teaching a degree course in Chiropractic [4]
31. Group of three [5]
33. Extremely impressive or daunting [7]
35. African or Arabian species of antelope [4]
37 & 39 across: An earlier alternative medical practice pursued by Chiropractic’s founder (two words, [8], [7])
39. See 37 across
41. To be in debt [3]
42. Organ of hearing and balance. “_ _ _ infection” – efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note 1. [3]
44. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency; the main government regulatory body in Australia for alternative medicine, including Chiropractic [5]
46. Colouring agent [3]
47. Involuntary nocturnal micturition, typically by children. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note 1. [10]
48. Italian tourist destination [4]
49. Remove an amount of money from an account [5]

DOWN:
2. E.g. arm, leg, wing or flipper [4]
3. South American flightless bird [4]
4. Chiropractors claim particular expertise with this area of the body [5]
6. A jump in figure skating [4]
7. A country [5]
8. Knitting stitch [4]
9 & 26 down: The body’s collective defence against bacteria, viruses and other microbes. Boosting or improving this bodily function lacks efficacy with chiropractic treatment. See note 1. (two words, [7], [6])
10. Of the spine. Often proceeds “subluxation” in Chiropractic texts [9]
11. German financial centre, home to the European Central Bank [9]
13. Profound OR extensive [4]
15. Australian University ending its Chiropractic degree program in 2015 [9]
16. & 29 down: 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 (two words, [5], [5])
17. (see 16 down) The word that BCA considered most offensive [5]
18. Noises or ringing in the ears or head when no such external physical noise is present. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note 1. [8]
23. US President [5]
24. In 1966 The American Medical Association described Chiropractic as an “unscientific _ _ _ _” [4]
25. Infection of the lungs. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note 1. [9]
26. See 9 down
29. See 16 down
32. Scraped up sediment [7]
33. A continuous pain [4]
34. Unit of energy [3]
36. Diagnostic images requiring electromagnetic radiation which tend to be used with fewer restrictions in Chiropractic than in orthodox medicine [4]
38. Episodes of prolonged crying in an otherwise healthy infant. Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note 1. [5]
40. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (initials). Efficacy for chiropractic treatment is lacking. See note 1. [4]
42. Prepare text for publication [4]
43. Actual [4]
45. Fish eggs [3]
48. An irrational mathematical constant [2]

CLUES (CRYPTIC)

ACROSS:
1. Adverse reactions from ill grease [9]
5. Hail within downtown limits and take a left for Iowa city [9]
9. Prism reveals beliefs [3]
10. Flare pistol is exceptional [4]
12. Taxi manipulated for Chiro body [3]
13. & 14 across: Chiro luminary becomes a menial pedlar (two words, [6], [6])
14. See 13 Across
16. Equine accommodation has no time for fur [5]
19. Intercom operating to show art piece [4]
20. Select energy loop for Ontario city [9]
21. Plant buried in window fitting [3]
22. Odd extract from gnu fluff is quite a drop [4]
26. Thus, nitrogen, my boy [3]
27. Put low light charged atom to find spinal feature [11]
28. Was, is, but has time to be [5]
30. Out of balance university [4]
31. One projectile makes three [5]
33. We hear impressive rowers [7]
35. Buried antelope in gory xmas [4]
37 & 39 across: Curative properties of force, field and flux? (two words, [8], [7])
39. See 37 across
41. Alas! Shaken, to have debt [3]
43. To hear each King [3]
44. Auto Association has public relations element to deal with medical industry [5]
46. Steady Eddy displays colour [3]
47. Garden preparation for planting [10]
48. Irrational state in Italy [4]
49. Girl coming out to Computer Dept incurs cost [5]

DOWN:
2. An arm or a leg for lithium from doctor [4]
3. Big rabbit changes into a bird [4]
4. Directions incorporate fastener for bones [5]
6. Rotating wheel bearer makes a jump [4]
7. Country established when alien embraces cheat [5]
8. Sounds as if oyster irritant has the stitch [4]
9 & 26 down: My minute mess disorganised bio defences (two words, [7], [6])
10. Travel bar adjusted – relates to osseous feature [9]
11. City is open and honest at ford [9]
13. Profundity of French extended play [4]
15. His wife had a chair at Sydney [9]
16. & 29 down: Allegedly simple chap is a lion in presenting the truth (two words, [5], [5])
17. America has a swamp but it is a fake [5]
18. Troublesome sound from adapting tin units [8]
23. Head of state set up by outside broadcast with doctors’ union [5]
24. A religion without the numbers? [4]
25. Aim neon up for illness [9]
26. See 9 down
29. See 16 down
32. Medic moved along side and dug up dirt [7]
33. Currently helium is a pain [4]
34. Queen has gravity in forming work unit [3]
36. Vision aid for comical character [4]
38. A mix of lubricant in a cubic centimetre is a pain in the gut [5]
40. Notice high density. Are you paying attention? [4]
42. Tide turns to make changes [4]
43. It is not personal [4]
45. Remove sulphur from flower to make caviar [3]
48. It would be irrational for rotation to lack directions [2]

ANSWERS

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