May 2015 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle

by Ken Greatorex and Roy Arnott

Theme: General Skeptical Issues

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STANDARD CLUES

(scroll down for CRYPTIC CLUES)

ACROSS:
1. Unhappy [3]
8. Flee, elude [6]
11. Postulated life force in Chinese philosophy and medicine [2]
12. A therapeutic system based on interactions of the spine and nervous system [12]
15. The thinner and longer of the two forearm bones [4]
16. In Greek mythology, the goddesses of literature, science, and the arts [5]
19. In the capacity of; as being [3]
21. Deficit in a bank account, the result of withdrawing more money than the account contains [9]
22. & 23 across: Attempting to locate ground water by paranormal means [5, 8]
23. See 22 across
26. Piece of transparent material which forms images by concentrating or dispersing light rays [4]
27. Voltaire said that this was “Neither holy, nor Roman nor an empire” (inits) [3]
30. Unwell [3]
31. & 32 across & 33 across & 35 across: A paranormal skill claimed by John Edward, et al [7, 2, 3, 4]
32. See 31 across
33. See 31 across
35. See 31 across
38. _ _ _ _ _ Board, aka Planchette, used as an aid in contacting the spirit world [5]
39. Killer whale [4]
40. According to this new-age theory, our lives are affected by three primary cycles: Physical, Emotional and Intellectual [10]
43. Fatty [7]
46. & 51 across: Ceaseless movement sans external source of energy [9, 6]
51. See 46 across
52. Auditory organs [4]
53. Invitee [5]
54. A 76 across believes that living things do not do this [6]
57. & 59 across: Early spiritualist siblings [3, 7]
59. See 57 across
63. Internet address [3]
64. & 67 across: Early photographic hoax promoting belief in small supernatural beings [10, 7]
67. See 64 across
68. Monarchs do this, as a rule [5]
69. & 72 across: Pseudoscientific alternative medicine practice involving the use of static magnetic fields [8, 7]
72. See 69 across
75. Lair [3]
76. One who espouses the literal truth of Genesis 1 [11]
78. Trick-taking card game, the deck for which often constitutes a prop for fortune- telling [5]
80. Bearing 45 degrees [2]
81. Roman one hundred and one [2]
82. Despite the hype, this tribe has no history of ear-candling [4]
83. (Performed) with no mistakes or errors [10]
84. & 85 across: One who claims to be the unwitting captive of, and candidate for anatomical study by extra-terrestrial visitors [5, 8]
85. See 84 across

DOWN:
1. & 36 down: The loudspeaker of a public address system (slang) [6, 3]
2. Sicken [3]
3. Partial perspective, with reluctance to consider the merits of alternative points of view [4]
4. 22 across by another name [7]
5. Modern Mesopotamian [5]
6. Filled and iced choux pastry [6]
7. Popular pie in Russia and the Ukraine [5]
9. & 29 down: The ability in an interview situation to gain information about someone without that person realizing that they are actually giving up the information themselves [4, 7]
10. & 42 down: Alleged supernatural or paranormal properties of certain ancient Egyptian tombs and objects of similar shape [7, 5]
12. Genus of flowering plants native to eastern and southern Asia with both garden and agricultural varieties [8] (See 65 down)
14. & 60 down: A form of Creationism – the conjecture that life arose under the guidance of an intelligent agent rather than the result of random natural processes [11, 6]
17. Ancient Mesopotamian city [2]
18. Where a 76 across believes it all began [4]
20. Profane, irreligious [6]
24. As opposed to; in contrast to (abb) [2]
25. Mesh capture bag [3]
26. Body appendage [4]
28. Ancient Greek’s principal god [4]
29. See 9 down
34. Hahnemann’s system of alternative medicine [10]
36. See 1 down
37. In Greek mythology he constructed the Argonaut’s ship Argo [5]
41. Notion [4]
42. See 10 down
43. Intention [3]
44. Achieve [2]
45. Distress signal [3]
46. Providing the impulse for motion [10]
47. Urinate [3]
49. Group of three [4]
50. Bereavement [4]
55. Application of a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease [11]
56. Personal property and entitlements [6]
57. Suited to a specific purpose [3]
58. Roman forty-one [3]
60. See 14 down
61. All the courses of study offered by an educational institution [9]
62. The memories of an 84 across are characterised by their _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [9]
65. Beverage usually brewed from the leaves of a variety of 12 down [3]
66. Alfred, Frederick, Catherine and Peter were all this [5]
70. Directed [6]
71. Bovine collective term [6]
73. Usual abbreviated form of “alternative medicine” [6]
74. Formerly with the surname [3]
77. Dull persistent pain [4]
79. Tiers [4]

CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS:
1. State 500 not happy [3]
8. Pee sac provides a means of getting away [6]
11. Fry presents odds from old pound [2]
12. Fit trichoric cap. I can feel it in my bones [12]
15. Osseous member is fore-armed [4]
16. 1,000 applications for ancient Greek women [5]
19. As being timber profile short of 500 [3]
21. To have come to terms with conscription [9]
22. & 23 across: Driving it anew anew for aqua-location [5, 8]
23. See 22 across
26. They get together and make spectacles of themselves [4]
27. Early church resonates in Rockwell scale [3]
30. Sick American state [3]
31. & 32 across & 33 across & 35 across: Post mortem address [7, 2, 3, 4]
32. See 31 across
33. See 31 across
35. See 31 across
38. Board has two foreign affirmations [5]
39. Alternatively calcium is pod member [4]
40. Is thy rhomb adjusted to show life’s patterns? [10]
43. Notice element adopt a position to create sub-cutaneous accumulation [7]
46. & 51 across: Constant flow in fluid mechanics would not qualify as this [9, 6]
51. See 46 across
52. Lent to Mark Antony [4]
53. Wind blow takes direction for visitor [5]
54. Exit from primordial ooze [6]
57. & 59 across: NY siblings made money from rap [3, 7]
59. See 57 across
63. Address contained in four lines [3]
64. & 67 across: Fantastic photographs at the bottom of the garden [10, 7]
67. See 64 across
68. Fire igniters have a rule [5]
69. & 72 across: Views on this treatment are polarised [8, 7]
72. See 69 across
75. Hide out for German article [3]
76. Dogma of twisted reactionist [11]
78. Pitch from the Bible is predictive [5]
80. Noble direction [2]
81. These French number over 100 [2]
82. Not guilty of dodgy aural combustion [4]
83. Soar around unregulated is done without error [10]
84. & 85 across: One moved by an ET experience [5, 8]
85. See 84 across

DOWN:
1. & 36 down: Indian lady starts a public address [6, 3]
2. To be unwell? It sounds like the beer [3]
3. Unreasonable hostile feelings from phobias [4]
4. Meadow singed but it still has means of seeking water [7]
5. Irish organisation with Fry show in modern day Sumeria [5]
6. I clear arrangement for dessert [6]
7. Oddly, plier tong used to make Russian pie [5]
9. & 29 down: Refrigerator temperature indication [4, 7]
10. & 42 down: Wimpy eardrop provides pentahedron woo effect [7, 5]
12. Red or white as worn by Dumas’ lady [8]
14. & 60 down: A notion which requires a belief that including an appendix in human anatomy was a bright idea [11, 6]
17. Old city sounds hesitant [2]
18. Home of troublesome talking snake [4]
20. Wicked clue [6]
24. Vanadium and Sulphur in opposition [2]
25. Profit made by a fisherman? [3]
26. 51 doctors set jointed appendage [4]
28. Water way goes back for god [4]
29. See 9 down
34. As a medication – nothing to see here [10]
36. See 1 down
37. From earlier era: “Sun, Age and _ _ _ _ _ “? [5]
41. A notion from confused officer’s assistant [4]
42. See 10 down
43. Objective of French friend [3]
44. The same party [2]
45. Nothing in the ship. We have problems [3]
46. Capable of F = ma [10]
47. It is a relief to take energy from a sword [3]
49. Reduce public disorder to three [4]
50. (Profit) [4]
55. Cervical Intra-Epithelial Neoplasia in the holiday provides a disease preventative measure [11]
56. Dead remains [6]
57. To even out to lose consciousness could indicate the problem [3]
58. Box liner has 41 [3]
60. See 14 down
61. The governing body of the Catholic church has infiltrated this study program [9]
62. Numbers of Romans at Scottish lake display brightness [9]
65. Brew extracted from steamer [3]
66. King to partake – terrific! [5]
70. He led, but sounds as if cracker night dummy deceased [6]
71. Let cat be live stock [6]
73. MD late? Make up an unorthodox treatment [6]
74. Joint lacks potassium – born that way [3]
77. Pain from river of Hell [4]
79. Arguments from the terraces [4]

SOLUTION

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