September 2011 crossword

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CLUES ACROSS:

         
           1. Not concerned with questions of right or wrong [6]

4. Roman mystery religion sharing many similar elements with Christianity [9]

9. Copied closely but clumsily and ineptly [4]

11. Equestrian bullfighter [7]

15. Friendships [7]

17. Painful inflammation of the joints, particularly in men [4]

18. Coronation site of Scottish kings [5]

19. “Get thee to a _ _ _ _ _ _ _” (Shakespeare) [7]

20. Judaic prophet circa 8th Century BC; also Old Testament book [5]

23. Food-storing underground stem, e.g. of gladiolus [4]

24. Astrology’s inconvenient Serpent Carrier [9]

27. Visual geographical representations [4]

28. Connections; bindings [4]

31. Period during sleep [3]

32. Preposition: to the inside [4]

33. Horizontally inclined plane [4]

35. Having the quality of a repeating loop [6]

37. Impish, frolicsome, sprightly, strange, other-worldly [5]

40. Perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep [5]

42. Militant organization of Irish nationalists (abb) [3]

43. Confabulating fictional aristocrat whose name has become that of a syndrome [10]

46. To be disposed in action, operation, or effect to do something [4]

48. Common scrubby coastal bush or tree, Genus Leptospermum [2]

49. Consumed [3]

50. Decoy, attractive bait [4]

51. Ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter [2]

52. To indicate or suggest without being explicitly stated [4]

54. Emblematic, representative [8]

55. Ravenous, filthy monster having a woman’s head and a bird’s body [5]

56. So Let It Be [4]

57. ” Apre Mois Le _ _ _ _ _ _ ” [6]

58. Pain [4]

CLUES DOWN:

2. Popular sauce for pasta containing tomatoes, garlic and herbs [8]

3. Lariat [5]

4. Precursor of hypnosis [9]

5. Unorganised part of the personality that contains the basic drives [2]

6. Mythical giant bird [3]

7. One who suffers persecution for refusing to renounce a belief [6]

8. Visigoth leader who sacked Rome in 410 AD [6]

10. Passport endorsement [4]

12. One who is not committed to a belief in either the existence or the nonexistence of a god [8]

13. Buck’s Significant Other [3]

14. Belonging to us [3]

16. Repeat after me? [4]

21. Sleep-walking [12]

22. A state describing the presence of at least one blemish or flaw. [12]

25. The sort of motion that a Free Energy machine could provide [9]

26. “The Abominable Snowman” [4]

29. Describes contrasting pieces which are fitted tightly into depressions to create decorative surfaces [6]

30. Method of debate between opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions; after its Greek protagonist [8]

34. Jewish Promised Land [4]

36. Swedish village after which four chemical elements were named [7]

38. Unrestricted; unconfined [4]

39. The negative [2]

41. Remnant part of a limb [5]

44. Pronoun, third person, male, objective. [3]

45. Porcine domicile [3]

47. Prefix meaning “new” [3]

50. Ancient Greek stringed instrument to accompany singing or recitation [4]

51. Spongy mass of plant tissue [4]

53. Seed container, as that of the pea or bean [3]

54. Droop, languish, wilt [3]

55. Internet domain name for Hungary [2]

Solution here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/september-2011-crossword-solution/

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