JULY 2013 Skeptical Crossword

THEME: SECTS and CULTS
by Roy Arnott & Ken Greatorex

35 Grid

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“STRAIGHT” CLUES: across

1. _ _ _ _ _ CULT: belief that money or goods can be obtained through ritual worship [5]
5. Ancestor of the domestic pig [4]
9. Humiliating failure [6]
10. See 19 Down
13. Employed [4]
15. Circular container’s open edge[3]
17. Dance of Bohemian origin [5]
19. See 31 Across
20. Moist [4]
21. See 18 Down
23. See 41 Down
27. Beverage [3]
28. Roman goddess [4]
29. (British slang) One who lives by one’s wits [4]
31. & 52 Down & 19 across: Sect responsible for a deadly Gas attack in the Tokyo Subway in 1995 (Three words: [3], [7], [5])
33. Perceive, recognise, comprehend [7]
35. Compliant with instructions [7]
37. Related to instances of excessive indulgence (e.g. wild parties)[6]
38. Donated [4]
40. Greek equivalent of the letter “I” [4]
43. Number equivalent to Latin “X” [3]
44. Member of the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity [6]
45. Cognizance, consciousness [9]
47. French National railway [4]
49. Pierce, thrust [4]
51. & 46 down: Proselytising millenarian Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity. (Two words: [7], [9])
53. Unsightly [4]
54. & 3 down & 63 across: Divine siblings (Three words, [8], [2], [3])
55. Disused French coin of low intrinsic value [3]
56. Not one [4]
58. & 20 down: Sect most widely known for the 1993 Waco Siege.(Two words: [6], [9])
60. Emergence, exit [6]
61. Calamitous [4]
62. Muslim prayer leader[4]
63. See 54 across
64. To mature or ripen [3]
65. Those who espouse Jasmuheen’s Pranic Nourishment [12]

“STRAIGHT” CLUES: down

1. Room under a church [5]
2. Member of the world’s second largest UFO religion, after Scientology. [7]
3. See 54 across
4. Employer[4]
5. Short period of a specific intense activity [4]
6. Simian [3]
7. Colour [3]
8. See 19 Across
11. Baby carriage [4]
12. Boundary [5]
14. Pretence [4]
16. Leader of a small but deadly Californian cult [6]
18. & 21 across & 50 down Matriarch of Australia’s best-known “family” cult (Three Words, [3], [8], [5])
19. & 10 across & 8 down: Cult established by The Rev Jim Jones (Three words:[3], [7], [6])
20. See 58 across
22. Aptitude [6]
23. Famous British public school [5]
24. Young marsupial [4]
25. Ogling [5]
26. & 36 down: Marshall Applewhite’s cult (Two words, [7], [4])
30. By way of [3]
32. Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [6]
34. Religion founded in 1955 which holds that a person’s spirit may clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment [11]
36. See 26 Down
39. Bestow authority [4]
41. & 55 down & 23 across: Guru with an international following known as “The Orange People” (Three words: [7], [5], [8])
42. Life output of an artist, writer or composer [6]
45. Contiguous [9]
46. See 51 across
47. Sauce much used in oriental dishes [3]
48. Filthy, scummy, muddy, foul [8]
50. See 18 Down
52. See 31 Across
55. See 41 Down
57. Former name of Tokyo [3]
58. Ship’s lock-up [4]
59. Insensitive [4]

CRYPTIC CLUES: across

1. A number speaking secret language – a load [5]
5. Porker sounds uninspiring [4]
9. Motor racing event corrupted with arsenic and carbon monoxide. It’s a shambles. [6]
10. See 19 Down
13. American edition is second hand [4]
15. Remove church from offence to give an edge [3]
17. Navy NCO leads the dance [5]
19. See 31 Across
20. 500 measure current. It’s a bit wet [4]
21. See 18 Down
23. See 41 Down
27. Take potassium out of wood for a drink [3]
28. Mrs Jupiter? [4]
29. Shady character has the odds for four [4]
31. & 52 Down & 19 across Meat mush rupture responsible for Sarin gas attack (Three words: [3], [7], [5])
33. Rescind for a change to recognise [7]
35. Brit honour with yang complement for toeing the line [7]
37. A Queen’s dog involved in over the top religious frenzy [6]
38. Gravity plus Latin hail was presented voluntarily [4]
40. Thanks to Jovian moon – it does not mean much [4]
43. X marks renter without a worker [3]
44. Queensland town has nothing to do with fringe church [6]
45. War as seen for comprehension [9]
47. Training in France [4]
49. Holy man sailor to thrust [4]
51. & 46 down: Door knockers for nova sweetish Jess (Two words: [7], [9])
53. Dug lye contains unattractive element [4]
54. & 3 down & 63 across: Divine siblings (Three words, [8], [2], [3])
55. Short direction for Chinese pastry [3]
56. Reno Nebula contains nothing [4]
58. & 20 down: Offshoots from OT king sound whacko (Two words: [6], [9])
60. Get out! [6]
61. Colourist sounds like she is in trouble [4]
63. See 54 across
64. Euler has silver for a long time [3]
65. Abet Ian Harris in developing wacky religion [12]

CRYPTIC CLUES: down

1. Enigmatic without inter-comm. Find a burial place [5]
2. Use an aerial to say we are not alone [7]
3. See 54 across
4. American Queen is employer [4]
5. Climb out includes a short period of intense activity [4]
6. Armour piercing to the East. Copy? [3]
7. A sombre display, however, has a bright colour [3]
8. See 19 Across
11. Quiet sheep is a carrier [4]
12. Increase input and approach this [5]
14. Pig meat with sulphur? A bit pretentious [4]
16. Roman sonata includes prime mover of dysfunctional family [6]
18. & 21 across & 50 down Confusing amoral ninth Benny, serial adopter (Three Words, [3], [8], [5])
19. & 10 across & 8 down: The mob’s religious structure – keeping up with the Jones (Three words: [3], [7], [6])
20. See 58 across
22. Fill explosive with beer – a skill [6]
23. School for sport [5]
24. Vessel taken from travel for young marsupial [4]
25. Grey ingot has capacity for viewing [5]
26. & 36 down: Agent heaves to get to entry to next world (Two words, [7], [4])
30. Glass vessel for medicine less 50 shows the way [3]
32. Give a million to one intellectually challenged to find a believer [6]
34. Change the descriptor cling so to ye for this mob [11]
36. AUSXI V ENGXI [4]
39. Hidden garment multiply missed in detectives’ travesty of investigation [4]
41. & 55 down & 23 across: Harsh Hebrew Agnes Jane becomes guru (Three words: [7], [5], [8])
42. Make work for the French [6]
45. Notice enlisting – contiguous [9]
46. see 51 across
47. Saucy compound of yttrium, sulphur and oxygen [3]
48. Elect fun, can be crappy [8]
50. See 18 Down
52. See 31 Across
55. See 41 Down
57. Taken aback by poetry – now at bay [3]
58. Second class uniform appropriate for ship’s cell [4]
59. Remove the queen from an integer and become insensitive [4]

SOLUTION

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