May 2018 TS Crossword

Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.

May 1, 2018
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon



1.    Powerful extensors of the knee joint
8.    Out-of-your-head part of the ear
9.    Abalone’s shell lining
10.  Subject of study for
       Jean-François Champollion
11.  Blooms that may be African
12.  Author of Earth in the Balance (2 wds.)
14.  Asa Gray’s field
17.  Grazer in estuaries of Florida
19.  Viscount called “the father of empiricism”
22.  Sort of finger or fossil
23.  #3 on the periodic table
24.  Products of a supersaturated environment

1.   Event of interest to 3 Down
2    Matrix, as of solar cells
3.   Eponym of a seismic scale
4.   Split apart—or stick together
5.   Pony with a piebald coat
6.   Case for a dermatologist
7.   Breed of dairy cow
12. Axilla
13. Producers of gametes
15. What an electron occupies in an atom
16. Taurine or elephantine roar
18. Poison produced biologically
20. Youngster coming through in the clutch?
21. Works as an anesthetic

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