July 2017 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle

by Ken Greatorex


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Across:

2. & 3 across: Sibling Spiritualist Pioneers [3, 7]
3. see 2 across
7. Just one thing after another [6]
10. Writing implement [3]
12. & 17: TV Medium [6, 6]
13. Professional Spin-doctoring (abb) [2]
14. Ufology Central [7]
15. Easy bounding gait [4]
17. See 12 Across
20. Not dead [5]
21. The Negative [2]
22. _ _ and Fro [2]
23. Foot digit [3]
25. Faucet [3]
28. Hideous man-eating giant [4]
31. See 49 across
33. Unidentified hominid said to lurk in the Australian wilderness [5]
35. Succulent plant with medicinal properties [4]
36. Seabird [4]
37. Device for removing an apple’s centre [5]
39. Process by which a bull becomes a steer [10]
40: Tribal symbol [5]
41. “In the Year of Our Lord” (abb) [2]
43. Taxi [3]
45. Type of selection process where each item has an equal chance of being chosen [5]
46. Lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned [8]
48. Fossil Fuel [3]
49. & 31 across: Technique taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi [14, 10]

Down:

1. Study that claims to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs [9]
2. Travelled in an aircraft [4]
4. Simultaneous firing of artillery; fusillade; volley [5]
5. Relieves [5]
6. Vocalist [6]
8. Recess in a church building [4]
9. & 38 down: Technique used by magicians and psychics to discover details about another person without prior knowledge [4, 7]
11. John Edward’s Job Description [11]
13. Greek philosopher [5]
14. See 30 down
16. Irrational number [2]
18: Loosen [5]
19. Small water vehicle [4]
24. Slippery fish [3]
26. Devotee of the Flying Spaghetti Monster [11]
27. Medical system based on the precept “Like Cures Like” [10]
29. Anthropomorphic mechanical being built to do routine manual work [5]
30. & 14 down: Important feature of the Scientific method [4, 6]
32. Divining [7]
34. Article; unit [4]
37. Musical term; passage added to the end of a composition [4]
38. See 9 down
40. Trick-taking card game appropriated by fortune-tellers [5]
42. Loose outer garment worn to protect the clothes [5]
43. Duck-like freshwater bird [4]
44. Sphere [4]
47. Finish [3]

SOLUTION

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