November 2012 Crossword

ThemePredicting the Future

by Roy Arnott and Ken Greatorex

(with your choice of straight or cryptic clues)

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“STRAIGHT”  CLUES

 

CLUES ACROSS:

1. Reveal the future by divine inspiration [8]

4. Writing implement [3]

8. One who tells the future by reading animal entrails[8]

10. Shrine of a prophetic deity [6]

13. Large container for liquids [3]

14. Evil spell [3]

15. Clairvoyant [4]

16. A null result for a date prediction [5]

17. Spirit [3]

19. Naval combat-capable vessel [7]

20. Prediction using a card deck [5]

22. Labels [4]

24. See 28 Down

25. Site of ancient Greece’s major 10 across [6]

27. Confection of sweet paste and nuts [6]

29. Divination through cheese [9]

32. See 31 Down

34. Expect; look forward to [10]

35. Ice House [5]

36. Nonstandard usage; mistake; incongruity [8]

39. Gloomy [4]

CLUES DOWN:

 

1. Foretell from signs or symptoms [13]

2. Indication of coming calamity [8]

3. Create a design on a hard surface [4]

4. Cover or lay a path with concrete, stones, etc[4]

5. Period of time marked by distinctive character or events [3]

6. Hard-shelled fruit [3]

7. Estimate by projecting known data [11]

9. Prediction of elections and political trends [10]

11. Hind limb [3]

12. Be [5]

18. Omen; sign [9]

21. Phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil [4]

23. Suitably; appropriately [5]

26. Verse consisting of groups of two syllables, first short, second long[6]

28. & 24 across: Gypsy fortune teller’s apparatus (two words, [7], [4])

30. Minor deities represented as beautiful maidens [6]

31. & 32 Across: The trick-taking cards in a Tarot deck (two words, [5], [6])

32. Alter [5]

33. Official ancient Roman seer [5]

 

 

 

 

CRYPTIC CLUES

CLUES ACROSS:

          

1. Use shop pyre to see the future [8]

4. A Quaker, cut short, becomes a writer [3]

8. It is disembowelled. Now we know. [8]

10. A small lightweight boat drops a hundred for the prophetic deity [6]

13. A tax in the Holy See? [3]

14. Spell six [3]

15. Direction to Queen for clairvoyant [4]

16. Noble gas with Queen after five? Not at all. [5]

17. Get the artillery out the food crop. That’s the spirit. [3]

19. A for O swap in ritual devotion for one of the gray funnel line [7]

20. Sailor on overtime? It’s on the cards [5]

22. Tickets for the Troop Ship containing silver [4]

24. See 28 Down

25. Pi held locus of predictive powers [6]

27. Oat gun produces sweet confection [6]

29. Blessed are the cheese makers for they shall see [9]

32. See 31 Down

34. Ape in attic prepares for future possibility [10]

35. Shift the plot on a Jovian moon for ice shelter [5]

36. It aint proper [8]

39. A party at ancient city is rather glum [4]

CLUES DOWN:

1. Goat inspector tells the future [13]

2. Left with Ear, Nose and Throat specialists, add sulphur – ominous signs [8]

3. Two masted sailing craft missing a thousand cuts the surface [4]

4. Swamp avenger’s elements cover the ground [4]

5. Take back verb to be for a period [3]

6. This food source is a part of nutrition [3]

7. Lax operetta to project us into the unknown [11]

9. Cast a vote? Who knows? [10]

11. Back gel [3]

12. Sulphur placed in way out is to be [5]

18. Processed grain herb indicates what is to come [9]

21. Remove Motor Transport from torque to give clue to the future [4]

23. Adapt lyre bird to show suitability for the circumstances [5]

26. Stressed feet in Siam bicycle tour [6]

28. &24 across: Most authors suggest that this should be used in a dimly-lit and quiet room, so as to foster visions and more easily allow the onset of a trance state (two words, [7], [4])

30. Henry had them playing with shepherds [6]

31. & 32 Across: Officer takes part of circle with extinct airline and comes up trumps (two words, [5], [6])

32. 500 at the end of prayer to change [5]

33. Work on a guru to read the will of the gods [5]

SOLUTION

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