October 2011 Crossword

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CLUES ACROSS:
1. Verging on impropriety; suggestive of indecency or doubtful morality [6]

4. Displaying good taste or judgment  [10]

7. One of Tolkein’s tree-shepherds [3]

8. To emphasise text by applying an alternative variety of the same font [9]

10. Modern reconstruction of the old Hebrew unutterable name of God [6]

11. Scottish understanding [3]

13. Scottish kind [3]

14. Breathing apparatus [4]

16. Blue Southern tributary? [5]

17. Scottish verdict [8]

19. Fundamental unit of information with value expressible as 0 or 1 [3]

21. Technical term for “Without Sex” (as in reproduction) [6]

22. Monumental tall four-sided monolith [7]

24. Acquire [3]

26. H.G. Well’s future surface-dwellers [4]

28. Disbarred medico who fraudulently linked MMR vaccine to autism [9]

29. Joan Sutherland, for example [4]

31. Nipple [4]

32. Spanish for God [4]

34. Domineering woman; Vulgate Bible’s word for “woman” in Genesis [6]

36. Meat jelly [5]

37. The Third Power [4]

39. Devious stratagems; frustrating tactics [5]

43. Subject under discussion [5]

46. Events that never happened remembered as factual [13]

48. Scolding horse? [3]

50. Roman Catholic (abb) [2]

51. Attempt [3]

52. The Self [3]

53. Man with three balls? [10]

54. Printer’s measure [2]

CLUES DOWN:

1. Japanese Buddhist Palm Healing [5]

2. and 4 down: Watchmaker-analogy Creationism (Two words: [11], [6])

3. Emitted a strong foul odour [5]

4. See 2 Down

5. Field of Study including Bigfoot, Yeti, The Loch Ness Monster, The Bunyip etc [13]

6. Needlessly novel [10]

9. Secret elite organisation that received the Dan Brown treatment [10]

12. Dr Stephen Barrett’s alternative medicine watchdog website [10]

15. One of a sisterhood [3]

16. Exist [2]

18. Psychological phenomena in which random images or sounds are perceived as significant (e.g The Face on Mars) [10]

19. Flexible container [3]

20. Tastelessness or vulgarity, often used to describe collectible items [3]

23. Stated intentions to take tricks in card games [4]

25. and 42 Down: I feel I’ve given this clue before! (Two words: [4], [2])

27. Garland of flowers [3]

28. (Physics) Uniformly advancing disturbance in which the parts moved undergo a double oscillation [4]

30. To establish behaviour patterns in a young animal through association with a parent or other role model  [7]

33. Formed by freezing dripping water [6]

35. Unspecialising medico (abb) [2]

38. Swindle in which unsuspecting people are cheated; confidence game [5]

40. Long-legged straight-billed wading bird [5]

41. Stringed instrument [4]

42. See 25 Down

44. One time only [4]

45. Watchful oversight; charge or supervision: [4]

47. Oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons [3]

49. Athletic facility as commonly abbreviated [3]

Solution

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