November 2011 Crossword

by Ken Greatorex

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CLUES ACROSS:

1. and 3 across: Suite of techniques used by psychics, fortune-tellers, illusionists etc to discover personal details (two words, [4],[6])

3. See 1 across

8. Large macropod marsupials (slang) [4]

10. Litigate [3]

11. Genus of wading birds [7]

12. Variable resistor [9]

16. Reflection of a sound [4]

17. Negates a statement which it usually precedes [3]

19. and 22 across: Not of this Earth (Two words, [5],[11]

22. See 19 across

23. Lower projecting edges of a roof [5]

24. The Affirmative [3]

25. Consumed [3]

28. Combination of solid foods cooked and served in liquid [4]

30. Strictly a Muslim Sufi ascetic, but frequently used to describe a guru, swami or yogi [5]

32. Popular website, officially the Urban Legends Reference Pages [6]

34. Alternatively [2]

35. Clairvoyant, prophet, oracle, diviner [4]

36. Area of fibrous tissue replacing normal skin after injury [4]

37. One of a group of bones which protect organs of the thorax [3]

39. Regional speech patterns, brogues [7]

40. Greek letter, represented in uppercase as T [3]

41. Sonic art form [5]

42. Canter [4]

45. Endeavour to gain someone’s affection; court [3]

48. Eightsome [5]

49. and 32 Down, 27 Down: J. B. Rhine’s term denoting any of a range of psychic
abilities (Three words, [5],[7],[10]

51. Political Correctness (abb) [2]

52. Will _ _ _ _ , early influential American film censor [4]

55. _ _ _ _ _ _ Pentameter (poetry) [6]

56. Glowing circlets [5]

57. Core, gist, substance [3]

58. Hatred of women [8]

59. Chthonic [6]

CLUES DOWN:

1. and 30 Down: Early American writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena (Two words, [7],[4])

2. Based on principles of social equality [10]

3. Itinerary, path, road [5]

4. The other Gershwin [3]

5. Tyro [6]

6. Sludge, slime, goop, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze [3]

7. and 29 Down: Phrases meant to create an impression that something  specific and meaningful has been said, when only a vague or  ambiguous claim has been communicated (Two words, [6],[5])

9. Lacking in amplitude or quantity [6]

10. Lies, Damned Lies and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [10]

13. Deeds, doings [4]

14. and 26 Down: TV series to discover “the best psychic” (Two words, [3],[3]

15. Tell apart, distinguish, classify [4]

18. Minerals from wehich elements are commercially extracted [4]

20. Asian tropical hardwood [4]

21. Allege, adduce, claim, maintain [4]

26. See 14 Down

27. See 49 Across

29. See 7 Down

30. See 1 Down

31. Operatic song [4]

32. See 49 Across

33. The main attraction of ancient Delphi [6]

36. Pack tightly e.g for travel [4]

38. See 41 Down

41. and 38 Down: Adam and Jamie, for example (Two word form used in this puzzle, [4],[7])

43. Bullock [2]

44. Remove or obliterate data [5]

46. Suppose, consider [5]

47. Happen [5]

48. Egg [4]

50. First person singular present indicative of “be” [2]

53. Highly inclusive adjective [3]

54. Timid, bashful, diffident [3]

Solution

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