May 2014 Skeptical Crossword

THEME: HOMEOPATHY

by Ken Greatorex & Roy Arnott

Suggested references:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathy
http://www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_info/glossary.html

45 Grid

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“STRAIGHT” CLUES (Scroll down for Cryptic Clues)

CLUES ACROSS:
1. Homicidal [9]
8. The process of forcefully striking a homeopathic remedy against a firm surface. [10]
9. Chinese fruit [6]
12. Specified path or course [5]
13. Founder of Homeopathy [9]
15. Succulent plant [4]
16. Homeopath’s term for conventional medicine [9]
22. Short title of Samuel Hahnemann’s book in which describes the principles and practice of homeopathy [7]
25. Official ban or restriction on trade [7]
28. Lack of certainty [5]
29. Provoke [4]
30. In fact; truly [6]
31. Potency scale used in homeopathic pharmacy, based on multiple hundred-fold dilutions of the active ingredient [10]
33. The treatment of a disease with the identical disease agent [8]
35. Chasm [4]
38. Being on or inside a vehicle, ship or aircraft [6]
40. & 42 across: Source of the active ingredient of Oscillococcinum, a popular homeopathic influenza remedy; this active ingredient being diluted one part in 10400 parts water! (Two words, [4], [5])
42. See 40 across
44. Measure of relative intelligence determined by a standardized test [2]
45. 550 in Roman numerals [2]
46. & 47 across & 48 across: The major principle of homeopathy in simple terms, also called The Law of Similars (Three words, [4], [5]], [4])
47. See 46 across
48. See 46 across

CLUES DOWN:
1. & 21 down: Reference list of homeopathic remedies and their uses. (Two words, [7], 6])
2. Reducing the concentration of a solute in solution: in Homeopathy, this often proceeds until none of the solute (active ingredient) physically remains [8]
3. Employ [3]
4. Litigate [3]
5. Lying on the back [6]
6. Suppose to be the case, without proof [6]
7. The claimed strength of a homeopathic remedy, which is directly rather than inversely related to the number of times the remedy has been diluted in preparation [7]
10. Biological pump [5]
11. 2001’s mission computer [3]
13. Grass dried for use as fodder [3]
14. Samuel Hahnemann’s medical system [10]
17. His Number (6 X 1023) is an embarrassment for homeopathic theory [10]
18. Embrace [3]
19. In homeopathic terms, ascertaining the action of specific medicines on human health; roughly analogous to the clinical trials of orthodox medicine, but lacking Control samples [7]
20. & 36 down: The energy that maintains life in the individual, according to homeopathic belief (Two words, [5], [5])
21. See 1 down
23. Thin straight bar [3]
24. Climb [6]
26. Duration of existence [3]
27. Fish eggs [3]
32. Tool for piercing holes in leather [3]
33. Native of the country formerly known as Mesopotamia [5]
34. British version of SONAR [5]
36. See 20 down
37. Ancient [3]
39. Liquid used as fuel or lubricant [3]
41. Mongrel [3]
43. Unwell [3]

CRYPTIC CLUES

CLUES ACROSS:
1. Rum do, sure. It is of evil intent [9]
8. Whacky medicine treatment [10]
9. Fruit from smelly cheese [6]
12. The way to drive enemy in disorder to the East [5]
13. He likes something similar [9]
15. Sounds like saintly ‘ead ring for skin treatment [4]
16. Loyal path to straight medicine [9]
22. Altmed reference found in Rangoon [7]
25. Rome gab not for publication [7]
28. Do, but it will create uncertainty [5]
29. Force to proceed to Common Era [4]
30. Fashionable action, certainly [6]
31. 3/5 of 5/8 of FA? [10]
33. Quack treatment is his to pay [8]
35. Water body in Mogul force [4]
38. Pig in Common Era is on the vessel [6]
40. & 42 across: Verdi luck produced pate (Two words, [4], [5])
42. See 40 across
44. I line up to measure intelligence [2]
45. Handling includes paper size [2]
46. & 47 across & 48 across: Apply Elsie kick rule for homeopathic notion (Three words, [4], [5]], [4])
47. See 46 across
48. See 46 across

CLUES DOWN:
1. & 21 down: Ancient medical wisdom or ancient ignorance? (Two words, [7], 6])
2. Review unit idol to reduce concentration [8]
3. An American direction for application [3]
4. She litigates [3]
5. Inserting radio-active element into back bone lays one low [6]
6. Donkey element to Middle East to take power [6]
7. Copy ten for strength [7]
10. Organ sounds deer [5]
11. Stop short of time for 2001 computer [3]
13. Scotch, aye, but it contains cut grass [3]
14. Hemp hay too could be quackery [10]
17. Italian physicist – we have his number [10]
18. Enormous, but without energy to embrace [3]
19. Phosphorous wandering is confirming [7]
20. & 36 down: Reject the Germ Theory and castigate all those who adhere to it. This is the key! (Two words, [5], [5])
21. See 1 down
23. Pole or Perch? [3]
24. A smell arising? [6]
26. Silver energy for eon [3]
27. Flower lacking sulphur is fishy [3]
32. Makes a hole and is on French leave [3]
33. Irish quiz show for Mesopotamian? [5]
34. Contained in seas dictate to seek and destroy [5]
36. See 20 down
37. Having 50 in over-dimension is ancient [3]
39. Take time from work for lubricant [3]
41. Copper king, what a dog [3]
43. US state is unwell [3]

SOLUTION

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