March 2014 Skeptical Crossword

THEME: Scams and Hoaxes

by Ken Greatorex & Roy Arnott

43 mar grid

(click on the grid to enlarge and print it off)

Suggested references:
http://thedailygrifter.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/notable-con-artists.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hoaxes
http://www.youall.com/humbugs/sherlock.html

“STRAIGHT” CLUES

ACROSS:

2 (& 4 Across): Aka corporate spin? (two words, [6], [9])

4. See 2 Across

9. Tribe indigenous to Arizona with no bona fide link to ear-candling [4]

12 (& 14 across): Photographic fraud instigated by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths (two words, [10], [7])

14. See 12 across

15. Sum of money tied to a particular purpose [4]

16. (& 18 across): British female medium championed in Australia by Don Lane, debunked after death (two words, [5], [6])

18. See 16 across

20. Apparatus for producing spirituous liquor [5]

22. Rule, regulation, principle [3]

23. Object tapering from a circular base to an apex [4]

25. Egyptian god [4]

27. Heraldic vest [6]

29. (& 30 Across): “Poacher turned gamekeeper” con-man, who inspired the film Catch Me If You Can (two words, [5], [8])

30. See 29 across

34. Attach, append [3]

35. Chequered or tartan twilled cloth [5]

37. Claimants to possession of special enlightenment or knowledge [10]

39 (& 42 across): Generic email fraud (two words, [8], [4])

42. See 39 across

43. Small round mark [3]

46. (& 47 across) Evangelist who in 1986 was shown by Randi and Jason to be receiving information about revival attendees from his wife via an ear-piece (two words, [5], [6])

47. See 46 across

50. Website address (abb) [3]

51. Smooth-talking [4]

54. Animal’s track [5]

56. (& 58 across):Object or outcome which is eagerly sought after (two words, [4], [5])

58.  See 56 across

60. Californian wine region [4]

62. (& 71 across): This popular New Age festival money spinner uses a photographic trick called photo-montage to create an illusion of personal eminent radiation (two words, [4], [6])

63. “Japanese Horseradish” [6]

66. Throw [4]

68. To detach from a strong habit [4]

69. (& 70 across): Father of the Pyramid Scheme? (two words, [7], [5])

70. See 69 across

71. See 62 Across

73. Body of water [4]

75. (& 77 Across): US stockbroker sentenced in 2009 to 150 years in prison for fraud (two words, [7], [6])

77. See 75 Across

78. Landholdings [7]

79. (& 80 across): The only musical performers ever to have their Grammy withdrawn when exposed as fake (two words, [5], [7])

80. See 79 Across

DOWN:

1. (& 15 Down & 32 Down: Early spiritualist siblings Margaret, Kate and Leah (three words, [3], [3], [7])

2. Irrational ratio [2]

4. Melodic mode of Indian classical music [4]

5. In any case, in any event [6]

6. Varied the voice’s pitch or tone to express mood or feeling [9]

7. Metal fastener [4]

8. A fraud or swindle [6]

10. Abundant [9]

11. (& 36 Down): “The man who sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.” (two words, [6], [6])

13. (& 33 Down & 49 Down): Confidence game also known as Find the Lady (three words, [5], [4], [5])

15. See 1 Down

17. Strike-breaker [4]

18. To hit wildly (usually in a bat & ball game) [4]

19. Deliberate stimulation of melanin production for cosmetic effect [7]

20. Resell tickets at a large profit [5]

21. Country of the “God Men” [5]

24. Formally accused of a crime [8]

26. Mentally deranged [3]

28. (& 53 down): Russian occultist and co-founder of The Theosophical Society (two words, [6], [9])

31. Den [4]

32. See 1 Down

33. See 13 Down

36. See 11 Down

38. Pope Leo X sold these [11]

40. Supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore [3]

41. (Physics) Change in momentum [6]

43. Judaic seven-branched lamp-stand [7]

44. Abnormal tissue growths [6]

48. Animal hair [3]

49. See 13 Down

52. Wingless ecto-parasitic insect [5]

53. See 28 down

55. Legume [3]

57. South East Asian country [4]

59. Conifer [3]

61. Venomous snake [3]

64. To plan, especially in a devious way [6]

65. Famous American showman and hoaxer [6]

67. Urge [6]

68. Headstrong [6]

72. In homeopathy: an inherited tendency to disease [6]

74. Military cap [4]

76. Indian stew of pulses [3]

CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS:
2 (& 4 Across): Adjust social blueprint for spin department (two words, [6], [9])

4. See 2 Across

9. Tribe puts observation post in brief greeting [4]

12 (& 14 across): Café Gritty Elision relocates to find fraudulent photo. (two words, [10], [7])

14. See 12 across

15. Pleasant 500 makes money [4]

16. (& 18 across): She shovels coal to become a medium performer (two words, [5], [6])

18. See 16 across

20. Holy man unwell yet [5]

22. Talon loses 100. It’s the rule [3]

23. Pilot the vessel to the Orient to find optical colour receptor [4]

25. Egyptian god hiding in sepia montage [4]

27. Distinctive vest makes bad art [6]

29. (& 30 Across): Manipulate a far bank angle to find a reformed con man (two words, [5], [8])

30. See 29 across

34. Having 500 with the common era is a plus [3]

35. Phosphorous and Lanthanum involved in patterned fabric [5]

37. Unit aim ill but produces enlightened people [10]

39 (& 42 across): I have access to a $10,000,000 fund and need your help to move it out of Africa (two words, [8], [4])

42. See 39 across

43. Rondo Turkish has a point [3]

46. (& 47 across) Top pep offer adjusted for receiver of fraudulent voices (two words, [5], [6])

47. See 46 across

50. Throw loses hydrogen to get web address [3]

51. Lithium in UK is smooth [4]

54. Sister includes most of Winnie to make tracks [5]

56. (& 58 across): Hail glory for the sacred dish (two words, [4], [5])

58. See 56 across

60. Senna packs are a wine source [4]

62. (& 71 across): Gold gunner arrived at Royal Academy to produce gimmick gadget (two words, [4], [6])

63. Sauce from two states with bismuth [6]

66. Throw to the ship [4]

68. Change anew to taper off [4]

69. (& 70 across): Clash, no prize – arranged for his benefit (two words, [7], [5])

70. See 69 across

71. See 62 Across

73. A leak, if sufficient, can develop into this [4]

75. (& 77 Across): Nominally, afford dam Bern? (two words, [7], [6])

77. See 75 Across

78. People are dying to create these [7]

79. (& 80 across): Music fakers grind Russian (sick one). (two words, [5], [7])

80. See 79 Across

DOWN:

1. (& 15 Down & 32 Down: Vulpes medium siblings (three words, [3], [3], [7])

2. Irrational content of rotation [2]

4. Gunner makes music with gallium [4]

5. Hay won can be in any event [6]

6. Nil defect but adjusted for pitch variation [9]

7. A number are sick. Make fast [4]

8. Helicopter runs into the road with the French and creates a swindle [6]

10. Fill up ten, that’s heaps [9]

11. (& 36 Down): He took the con from icon to create a con tower (two words, [6], [6])

13. (& 33 Down & 49 Down): Cherchez la Femme, it’s a con (three words, [5], [4], [5])

15. See 1 Down

17. Southern taxi wound crust [4]

18. Sulphur diary makes a hit (usually in a bat & ball game) [4]

19. Browning Version [7]

20. Senior lawyer to political party is skin head [5]

21. Chez Clive [5]

24. Victorian shire has a hundred spread to dry – charged [8]

26. Academic takes 500 and is deranged [3]

28. (& 53 down): Helena, who took a fancy to ancient wisdoms (delusions?) and made a study group of them (two words, [6], [9])

31. Twisted rail for den [4]

32. See 1 Down

33. See 13 Down

36. See 11 Down

38. Design uncle for remissions [11]

40. Sprite from Dutch pottery town [3]

41. One mega heartbeat could change momentum [6]

43. Let there be light. How does 7 burners sound? [7]

44. Many public servants for growths [6]

48. Growth on Elise? [3]

49. See 13 Down

52. WW1 – Have a chat [5]

53. See 28 down

55. Vegetable for mixed up primate [3]

57. US airport, oversized, placed in SE Asia [4]

59. Pine for beer barrel without family [3]

61. Remove chlorine from fastener –snaky! [3]

64. Fix a church with a semi-permeable barrier to make a plan [6]

65. Graduate, sailor, with hesitation, is a hoaxer [6]

67. Broken joint has need to urge [6]

68. Women’s Institute has low frequency connection with University of Limerick – a bit headstrong [6]

72. Germs have not been invented yet. This must be the cause [6]

74. Fake pistol covers hat [4]

76. I can feel a pulse. Let’s eat [3]

SOLUTION

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