September 2014 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Alternative Healing

By Ken Greatorex & Roy Arnott

49 september 2014 grid

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STANDARD CLUES (Scroll Down For Cryptic Clues)

CLUES ACROSS:

2. Alternative medicine which holds that diseases can be treated without the use of drugs [11]
7. Japanese therapy in which pressure is applied to certain points on the body with the hands [7]
11. Major Melbourne tertiary institution which is heavily into provision of medical courses lacking a proper clinical evidence base [4]
14. Alt-med system in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along meridians [11]
16. Traditional Chinese Medicine involving the application of heated glass cups to the skin, creating suction; believed to stimulate the flow of energy [7]
17. Frequently flooded area of land [3]
18. Captive [8]
21. Roman philosopher and statesman who introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy [6]
22. Sprinted [3]
23. Requesting intercession from a deity [6]
24. Continue, go on, carry on, proceed [5]
26. Heraldic shield [10]
27. Fruit [4]
29. Make a mistake [3]
30. Moral or legal entitlement [5]
32. Soft mineral [4]
35. Plant population, collectively [5]
36. Aid, assist [4]
37. One who enters a state of altered consciousness to invoke spirits [6]
38. Musical instrument [4]
39. Individual coral organism [5]
40. Educated, instructed [7]
43. Metallic disc used as currency [4]
45. Pseudo-scientific medical concept from electromagnetic therapy, similar to the E-Meter used in Scientology [12]
48. Thin strip of material used to fasten something by adhesion or tying [4]
50. Indian metropolis of over 8 million inhabitants [4]
51. Medicinal pick-me-up [5]
53. Expend money or time [5]
54. Auditions [7]
55. Greek prefix – “the earth” [3]
56. Physical phenomenon involving attraction and repulsion, much abused by alt-med [9]
60. Medical reliance on bee products [10]
63. To be extremely and uncritically fond of [4]
64. Alt-med diagnosis by examination of the iris of the eye [9]
65. Express gratitude [5]
66. Disparaging descriptor for members of the medical profession [7]
67. Milk serum, much touted in alt-med as a healthy food [4]

CLUES DOWN:
1. Unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury [4]
3. Traditional Chinese Medicine [3]
4. Decay [3]
5. Alt-med system similar to acupuncture but substituting manual pressure at the meridians instead of insertion of needles [11]
6. Alt-med: one of seven centres of spiritual power in the human body [6]
8. Induced conscious state in which the subject becomes responsive to suggestion. Its use is controversial [8]
9. Congeal [3]
10. Failing to take due care [9]
11. Alt-med: system of massage based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands and head linked to every part of the body [11]
12. Charged atom [3]
13. Chinese system of exercise and breathing control related to tai chi [6]
15. Woven fibre floor covering [6]
16. Alt med: therapeutic system based on the belief that a wide variety of illnesses are caused by spinal misalignment [12]
18. Favourable, promising [10]
19. Coloured fluid or paste used for writing [3]
20 & 35 down: A Group of plants used in extreme dilutions in the belief that that dew found on flower petals retain healing properties of that plant (Two words, [4], [6])
25. Radiate [4]
28. As well [4]
29 & 43 down: Thermal-auricular “therapy” (two words, [3], [8])
31. Complementary medicine which uses vanishingly small doses of natural substances that in larger amounts would produce symptoms of the particular ailment [10]
33. Complementary therapy to remove calcium from hardened arteries [9]
34. Abstention from food or drink, often for religious reasons [7]
35. See 20 down
41. Not merited [8]
42. Complementary medicine involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation of skeleton and muscles [10]
43. See 29 down
44. Unity [3]
46. Able to be treated surgically [8]
47. One of a religious community of women [3]
49. Practice of Hindu spiritual origin which, includes breath control, meditation and adoption of specific bodily postures [4]
52. Nullify [6]
57. Inscribe [4]
58. Wading bird [4]
59. Items sent by post [4]
61. Repetition of something to be learned [4]
62. Legume [3]

CRYPTIC CLUES

CLUES ACROSS:
2. Quackery from tuna atrophy [11]
7. Suit ash to put the finger on it [7]
11. Adjust level of craft to establish institute of learning [4]
14. Gets needled by area of land taking up uncut elements [11]
16. Copper very quiet in front of bank is a local low pressure application [7]
17. Metal and gas forms wet land [3]
18. Rice goes into Public Relations and becomes captive [8]
21. Philosopher puts the topping on the cake surrounded by carbon monoxide [6]
22. Senior service has Chief Engineer extracted from lifting gear [3]
23. A talk to god when Romeo slips in to debtor [6]
24. Change, for example, girl for an uninterrupted transition [5]
26. She cut cone to make a shield [10]
27. Lutetium in mid-afternoon is fruitful [4]
29. Found on the side of caution [3]
30. Set up gear with high tension – correct [5]
32. Little thanks with lower case for dusting [4]
35. Vegetation got mixed up for Al [5]
36. Sailor goes with alien to assist [4]
37. Link to the spirit world is a fake indefinite article [6]
38. Double reed is blowing in the wind [4]
39. Yellow pages next for fuel and lubricants, creates growth [5]
40. If rude tot fixed up, he can be instructed [7]
43. Commanding Officer popular for change [4]
45. Change eosine carbon to make quantum based quackery [12]
48. Extract of fetta peptide marks the finish [4]
50. Indian city found by paranomasia to the East [4]
51. Wilton icing provides a lift [5]
53. Bookie to finish to outlay cash [5]
54. So rutty! But it can make attempts [7]
55. George, taken short, goes to Earth [3]
56. Set gamin stem for attractive power [9]
60. Would this cure hives? [10]
63. Spoil Point East [4]
64. Want a diagnosis? The eyes have it [9]
65. Show appreciation for gas in armoured vehicle [5]
66. They draw blood from general with truncated game [7]
67. Put energy into the question of milk filtrate [4]

CLUES DOWN:
1. Fashionable US State is hurt [4]
3. 900 to a T, for altmed [3]
4. Express disbelief in rocky outcrop taken aback [3]
5. Curer pauses to set up hands on treatment [11]
6. Hark! Electricity makes energy points [6]
8. Yon ships create a trance like state [8]
9. Bloomsbury was one [3]
10. Gentle gin can make one thus [9]
11. Ex flyer logo produces foot body map [11]
12. Cat or An? [3]
13. Stephen Fry’s show with percussion instrument creates procedure to develop higher realms of awareness [6]
15. Auto animal covers floor [6]
16. If this practice produced crap orthotic it would not surprise me [12]
18. For mine debts is fortunate [10]
19. Soft colour without soft for writing [3]
20 & 35 down: Composer’s rivers – the Horsel and Werra of Eisenach (Two words, [4], [6])
25. Send back in time [4]
28. Metal thus too [4]
29 & 43 down: All mixed up Grannie clad for dubious therapy (two words, [3], [8])
31. This clue has been diluted a million times but it should give you the answer [10]
33. Ion binding – but possible side effects include death [9]
34. Speed dieting? [7]
35. See 20 down
41. Sounds like cremation ashes tipped out without compensable effort [8]
42. Ezekiel connected dem dry bones, perhaps with this [10]
43. See 29 down
44. A number removed from solid sounds like unity [3]
46. Musical drama with French corn is doable [8]
47. A Sister of Palindrome [3]
49. Twisted artist sets up exercise [4]
52. Counter exit at top right [6]
57. Take 5 from legume to erode surface [4]
58. Iodine again? For the bird [4]
59. Post flexible armour [4]
61. Again and again and again [4]
62. Remove sister from ends of missile for vegetable [3]

SOLUTION

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