October 2010 Crossword

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CLUES ACROSS:

           1. AND 1 down . The Bad Astronomer (two words, [4], [5])

           5. A substance having no pharmacological effect given to a patient who supposes it to be a medicine. [7]

         10. Place of worship [6]

         11. Roman poet [4]

         12. Mouth or throat, especially of a carnivorous mammal. [4]

         14. Dense metallic element [4]

         15. Unconcious human movement often attributed to paranormal or supernatural force e.g in dowsing, Ouija board (two words, [9], [8])

         18. A self-evident, obvious truth [6]

         19. Of the “vital principle” in Ayurveda and Yoga [6]

         22. Stopping wine in Ireland? [4]

         24. Tube-shaped pasta [8]

         25. To find pleasant or attractive [4]

         27. Graph of the probability density function of the normal distribution (two words, [4], [5])

         28. Glance, indicative especially of sexual desire or sly and malicious intent. [5]

         29. Female with pride [7]

         31. The Twins [6]

         33. AND 38 across. Photographic hoax of 1917 that fooled Conan Doyle 9 (two words [10], [7])

         36. The Abominable Snowman [4]

         38. See 33 across

         39. Simon Turnbull and the Berkley Psychic Institute both predicted this Democratic candidate for the US Presidential election of 2009. [7]

CLUES DOWN:

           1. See 1 across

           2. Luxury vehicle (abb) [4]

           3. Enthusiastic product endorsement [12]

           4. Musical drama [5]

           5. Used after a man’s surname to distinguish a father from a son [4]

           6. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ irrigation; back door detox? [7]

           7. Having no irregularities [4]

           8. Partiality, prejudice [4]

           9. Stranger [5]

         10. Lowest Prime Number [3]

         13. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ fluid protects the foetus [8]

         16. Make angry [6]

         17. Device for igniting the fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine (two words, [5], [4])

         19. Playful spirit [11]

         20. Gear tooth [3]

         21. Study of the iris to diagnose disease elsewhere in the body [9]

         23. Applied _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is based on the principle that muscles reflect the flow of chi energy[11]

         26. Mannequins, OR mock-ups, OR pacifiers [7]

         27. Exist [2]

         30. Expression to indicate that quoted material is intended to be read or printed exactly as shown, rather than corrected [3]

         32. Prefix meaning “small” [4]

         34. Shrek, for example [4]

         35. Desert of China and Mongolia [4]

         37. Santa’s helper [3]

Solution: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/october-2010-crossword-solution/

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