October 2014 Skeptical crossword

by Ken Greatorex & Roy Arnott

THEME: Foreseeing the Future

50 October 2014 Grid

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STANDARD CLUES

 

CLUES ACROSS:

       4 & 8 Across: Solid transparent globe used as an aid to predict the future (two words, [7], [4])

  1. See 4 Across
  2. Faith-inspired prognosticator [7]
  3. Approximate prediction of a future quantity based on experience and/or information currently available [8]
  4. Spherical object [3]
  5. Caledonian [4]
  6. Unit of electrical resistance [3]
  7. Survey of collective opinion [4]
  8. Letters of an ancient Germanic alphabet, often with occult associations [5]
  9. Foretell or foresee a particular outcome [7]
  10. Churl, bumpkin, yokel [3]
  11. Eggs [3]
  12. Achieve [2]
  13. Intense pain and/or struggle accompanying birth, death or great change [6]
  14. One who has supposed supernatural visions of the future [4]
  15. Tasseomancy is divination using _ _ _ [3]
  16. Fastened under the feet for travelling over snow [4]
  17. One who allegedly possesses paranormal powers [7]
  18. Revelations’ sacred book had seven of these [4]
  19. Omen [6]
  20. To discover, locate or understand without direct evidence [6]
  21. Woodwind instrument [4]
  22. Stout pole used as a mast or yard in a ship [4]
  23. Cauldron [3]
  24. Commercial organization of visits to places of interest [7]
  25. Prognosticate about the future on the assumption that current trends will continue [11]
  26. Item of headgear [3]
  27. Element #54’s symbol [2]
  28. Alternative term for palmistry [10]
  29. Prophetic tokens, originally related to the flight and feeding of birds [8]
  30. Allegedly, to allow the spirit of a dead person to communicate through you [7]
  31. Self-evident proposition [5]
  32. Terminate [3]
  33. Tavern or hostel [3]
  34. Moon of Pluto; also (slang) nothing [3]
  35. One who claims supernatural ability to perceive events in the future [11]
  36. Once thought to be celestial harbingers of doom [6]

CLUES DOWN:

  1. Rainbow, for example [8]

2 & 33 Down: Clairvoyant (two words, [7], [6])

  1. Word invented by Shakespeare to describe a woman of loose morals [8]
  2. Tyromancy is divination using _ _ _ _ _ _ [6]
  3. Up until the present [3]
  4. State of mass confusion or disorder [6]
  5. 7. Stringed instrument [4]
  6. 9. Greek god to whom the oracle at Delphi was consecrated [6]
  7. 10. Clearly defined part of a body organ [4]
  8. 15. 16th Century French apothecary and reputed seer [11]
  9. Exist [4]
  10. Male youth [3]
  11. 22. Death, destruction, or some other terrible fate [4]
  12. Trojan prophetess, always accurate, never believed [9]
  13. Hunch [5]
  14. Predict a future event or trend [8]
  15. Priest or priestess acting as a medium for advice from the gods [6]
  16. Job title for one who interprets omens by inspecting the entrails of sacrificial animals [8]
  17. Small mouthful [3]
  18. See 2 down
  19. A person supposed to be able to foresee the future [10]
  20. Asian nomad’s tent [4]
  21. River with spectacular falls between USA & Canada [7]
  22. Large snake [3]
  23. Not at home [3]
  24. Dismiss suddenly and ruthlessly [3]
  25. Discern [8]
  26. Collectively, nine daughters of Zeus presiding over the arts and sciences [5]
  27. Sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen [7]
  28. In Greek and Roman mythology, any one of ten prophetesses of great age [5]
  29. Reddish-brown dye used to colour the hair [5]
  30. Grassy surface, turf [3]
  31. US state [4]
  32. Flightless Australian birds [4]
  33. Whichever of a specified class might be chosen [3]
  34. Element #3’s symbol [2]
  35. Roman 90 [2]

CRYPTIC CLUES

CLUES ACROSS:

4 & 8 Across: Would such a function play the music of the spheres? (two words, [7], [4])

  1. See 4 Across
  2. Sounds like seer comes out ahead [7]
  3. East time is only a guess [8]
  4. The ball is at floor B [3]
  5. Holy man embracing commander is north of Hadrian’s wall [4]
  6. Half a mho, it is two of them! [3]
  7. Survey of hornless cattle? [4]
  8. Old letters from dried fruit (not soft) [5]
  9. Put some colour into iron-age Scot to see what is coming [7]
  10. Churl finds honour with halogen [3]
  11. Egg on sports ground with 50 less [3]
  12. Perform the same [2]
  13. Tosses, sounds painful [6]
  14. Visionary gives direction to the queen [4]
  15. Have a drink in State Archives [3]
  16. Disturbed kiss to travel in snow [4]
  17. Elegant upset agent has strange power [7]
  18. Direction on metal makes impression on wax [4]
  19. Gold with King Guy can be an omen [6]
  20. Four come in to eat – heavenly! [6]
  21. A double reed is nothing in an imperial award [4]
  22. Use yard arm to practice boxing [4]
  23. Sink a ball to equal stake money [3]
  24. Arrangements for visitors disturb our mist [7]
  25. Former snare with nothing tardy projects data [11]
  26. On your head be it! [3]
  27. Trace element contained in cattle [2]
  28. Showing your hand could lead to this [10]
  29. Add gold to flavourings to find omens [8]
  30. Girl with hydro carbon takes a number to make a drainage ditch [7]
  31. American chopper takes 10 metres. It is obvious [5]
  32. Change lair, it is the finish [3]
  33. Daphne’s place at Jamaica [3]
  34. We hear slight cuts are nothing [3]
  35. Not lay vicar disturbed. He could be far sighted. [11]
  36. Take personal pronoun to beds. We have visitors from space. [6]

CLUES DOWN:

  1.   Between UV and IR [8]

2 & 33 Down: In favour of disc jockey predictor (two words, [7], [6])

  1. Harlot plays a wining hand in the group [8]
  2.  He links to carbon and takes a twisted look for dairy produce [6]
  3. Mythical being lacks irrational number for now [3]
  4. The shouting dies with it [6]
  5. Instrument sounds ill-gotten [4]
  6. God’s mission? [6]
  7. Hello beautiful, you have something on your ear [4]
  8. A smart sound from an old French apothecary [11]
  9. To survive is a corruption of evil [4]
  10. He’s in a gala do [3]
  11. 22. Take back feelings. It looks bad [4]
  12. Put her on to French case. She will be bad news [9]
  13. Answer is anybody’s [5]
  14. Golfer’s warning to the theatre crew gives notice [8]
  15. Re coal, it can be used for a spokesperson of the gods [6]
  16. He can make sense of the shambles [8]
  17. Silicon and phosphorus does not make much of a drink [3]
  18. See 2 down
  19. O so rash yet can get in the punters [10]
  20. You orate oddly for accommodation [4]
  21. Aria nag falls to the edge [7]
  22. Committee moves road to save snake [3]
  23. Not in boxing match without note [3]
  24. Tax exemption contains sun set provision [3]
  25. Price Eve to figure it out [8]
  26. Ponders Greek deities [5]
  27. Left Ear Nose & Throat treatment. It could be a sign [7]
  28. Silicon by 50 = old Greek (or Roman) [5]
  29. Dye mixture of helium, nitrogen and sodium [5]
  30. First one turned for photo opportunity [3]
  31. Hydroxyl input/output – what a state [4]
  32. Find birds when muse disturbed [4]
  33. A state? Pick one [3]
  34. Element 51? [2]
  35. Tax collector has 90 [2]

 

SOLUTION

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