March 2013 Crossword

by Ken Greatorex

31 Crossword March 2013 grid

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CLUES: across

1. Occurrences, circumstances or facts that are perceptible to an observer [9]
4. Plant disease [6]
8. & 24 Down & 7 Down & 33 Across: Coordinated international homeopathic mass suicide. (Four words, [3], [3], [11], [8])
9. Having little relative height [3]
10. Entry permit [4]
12. Female sheep [3]
13. Myself [2]
14. See 16 Across [8]
16. & 14 Across & 20 Across: Distinguished astrophysicist and skeptic (Three-part name, [4], [8], [5])
17. & 4 Down: Vade Mecum (two words, [5], [6])
19. & 44 Across: “The only honest man ever to enter Parliament” (two-part name,
[3], [6])
20. see 16 Across
22. Lie-detector [9]
23. Risky action calculated to gain an advantage [6]
25. TV’s Cold Reader John _ _ _ _ _ _ [6]
27. Article of foot-ware [4]
28. C2H6 [6]
30. Insect [3]
31. Dried grape [6]
33. see 8 Across
36. Australian state (abb) [2]
37. Bishopric [3]
38. & 34 Down: Largely discounted personality test (two words [6], [5])
39. Nigerian freethinker activist and writer Leo _ _ _ _ [4]
41. Assist [3]
42. One’s equal in age, status, or ability [4]
43. Choice magazine’s undesirable award [6]
44. see 19 Across

CLUES: down

1. Quasi-science of head bumps [10]
2. New [5]
3. Preposition indicating position [2]
4. See 17 across
5. Great delight [4]
6. In what way or manner; by what means [3]
7. see 8 Across
11. Fuss [3]
13. NE Victorian town hosting the Muster [10]
15. Popular anti-arthritic with little clinical evidence-base [11]
18. (Indian music) Pattern of notes forming a basis for improvisation [4]
19. Study of handwriting [10]
21. Hindu title for a deity or holy man [3]
24. see 8 Across
26. Mockery [8]
28. Confined, as in a coop [7]
29. Disinclination to move or act [7]
32. Ripened, cured [4]
34. see 38 Across
35. Small islands [5]
36. Drink in small quantities [3]
40. Us [2]

SOLUTION

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