June 2012 Crossword – Standard Clues

CLUES ACROSS:

           1. Neck complaint which is the subject of much litigation [8]

4. Creature whose existence is reported but which is considered unlikely to exist in scientific consensus [7]

7. Enormous [4]

10. Of historical Thailand [7]

12. Brief document to assist memory [4]

13. Nervous twitch [3]

14. Aquatic propulsion devices [4]

16. Roman formal wear [4]

18. Rock outcrop [3]

20. Blue [5]

22. Book for recording events in chronological order [3]

24. Persons of the male variety [3]

26. & 50 Down. Terms used in advertising suggesting more benefit to the consumer than can be factually demonstrated (two words, [6], [5])

27. Ability to transform into a wolf [11]

29. Device allowing access to sealed foods and beverages [6]

30. Cheered, diverted, entertained [6]

34. Visigothic king [6]

36. Divination using urine [8]

39. Advancement to the next round without having to contest [3]

40. Greek prefix meaning true, real or literal [4]

41. Achieved [4]

42. (Pharmacology) Alcohol / water mixture used as a vehicle for medicinal substances [6]

44. Australian version of Bigfoot [5]

46. Common abbreviation meaning as quickly as can be achieved [4]

48. Drains of vitality [4]

51. & 33 Down. Author of Chariots of the Gods? (two words, [3], [7])

52. Opening of the skull of a living person [11]

53. Walk in water [4]

55. Manipulation of aspects of reality by supernatural means [5]

56. Modern pagan religion [5]

57. Magnitude [4]

58. Moving objects with the mind [11]

60. Make a choice [3]

61. Specific period in time [3]

63. Distress signal [3]

65. Whooping Cough [9]

68. Combatant-status detainee (abb) [3]

71. Facile, non-complex, non-taxing [4]

72. Louse larva [3]

73. Author of Worlds In Collision [10]

74. From Greek oikos, prefix denoting house, household or family [3]

75. Greek goddess of the rainbow [4]

76. Fear of the number thirteen [17]

CLUES DOWN:

1. Insect [4]

2. South American lowlands [6]

3. To take an oath [5]

5. Paranormal character reading using the buttocks [9]

6. Divination through cheese [11]

7. A queen and a state [9]

8. Char or scorch with a hot instrument [4]

9. Typographical units [3]

11. Incorporeal, immortal essence of a person [4]

13. Hindu or Buddhist religious literature written in Sanskrit [6]

15. Phase of sleep [3]

17. Unit of inheritance [4]

19. Pseudoscience which maintains that all human culture derived from Easter  Island after the flood which destroyed all living creatures except those  on Noah’s ark. [9]

21. Deck of cards used to test for ESP. [5]

23. A cheat or swindle [3]

25. (From Carl Jung) Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related [13]

28. Alternative abbreviation to AD [2]

31. Total [3]

32. Extinct bird [4]

33. See 51 across

35. Much-used internet abbreviation with several meanings [3]

37. To cut down grass or grain [3]

38. Born [3]

39. Any non-human animal [5]

43. Supernatural ability to speak a foreign language without ever having  learnt it [10]

45. Interdict [3]

47. Location [5]

48. Military engineer [6]

49. Seeing pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist [10]

50. See 26 across

53. Literally “wise person” [6]

54. Washington’s locality [2]

55. Eucharists [6]

56. Pliable strand of metal [4]

57. Single portion of a calyx [5]

59. Greek prefix meaning upon, on, over, near, at, before or after  [3]

62. Ancient letters of Teutonic, Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian writing [5]

64. Acorn bearing tree [3]

66. Unwell [4]

67. Ancient Greek covered walk or colonnade [4]

68. Incidental employment benefit [4]

69. Slender and delicate object [4]

70. Weighted lariat [4]

73. Contend [3]

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