May 2011 Crossword

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CLUES ACROSS:

           1. Flat-topped hill [4]

           4 and 6 across Host city for TAM9  [3, 5]

           6. See 4 across

           8. Roman garment [4]

         10 and 11 across. Nigerian Humanist touring Australia this year [3, 4]

         11. See 10 across

         12. One who disbelieves or denies the existence of God or gods [7]

         13. Imperial system unit of length [4]

         15. Female spirit in Gaelic folklore who presages death by wailing [7]

         18. Garbo or Scacchi for example [5]

         19. Beverage [3]

         20. Skeptics’ Motto:  _ _ _ _ _ _ _  the Evidence [7]

         21. _ _ _ _ _ _ Spirit (Noel Coward play and film)[6]

         24. Receptacle for baptismal water [4]

         26. Floor lacking from some buildings [10]

         28. Yourself [3]

         29. Omens, portents [8]

         32. Small handful, thread, strip or fragment [4]

         33. Darwin’s dog? [6]

         35. Not to be broken during a seance [6]

         37. Scientific study of the planet Mars [8]

         39. Accompanied elaborate melody sung by a single voice [4]    

         41. State Registered Nurse (abb) [3]

         42. Los Angeles (abb) [2]

         43. Discernment, insight, perception, sagacity [6]

         44.Concept, theory, belief [6]

         46. Confine, restrain, restrict [4]

         47. The affirmative [3]

         48. Title claimed by Johnny Rotten, among others [10]

         49. The self [2]

CLUES DOWN:

           1. Minnie, for one [7]

           2. For example (abb) [2]

           3 and 15 down.  Recently deceased Indian guru with a large international following [3, 4]

           5. Custom of Hindu widows being cremated on the funeral pyre of their husbands as an indication of their devotion [6]

           6. Austrian capital [6]

           7. Of the stomach [7]

           8 and 9 down: Time for your homeopathic overdose? [3, 11]

         10. Common language of the region (Two Words) [6, 6]

         14. Persian ruler [4] 

         15. See 3 Down

         16. Adjust, fix in place, arrange, restore [3]

         17. Receptacle for sacred human remains [9]

         22. Visible material exuded by manifesting spirits [9]

         23. That portion of the visible spectrum lying between blue and violet [6]

         25. Leo Igwe’s countrymen [9]

         27. Artificially induced altered state of consciousness, characterized by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction [8]

         30. Of Spain and Portugal [7]

         31. Higher level of meditation in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and yoga [7]

         34. Make a mistake [3]

         36. Rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or  authority [3]

         38. Boredom, lack of enthusiasm [5]

         40. Exists [2]

         42. False statement deliberately presented as being true [3]

         45. To lower and raise the head quickly, as in agreement [3]

         46. Close to; next to; with the use or help of [2]

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