December Crossword

Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.

Dec 1, 2018
The Scientist Staff
Note: The answer grid will include every letter of the alphabet.
BY EMILY COX AND HENRY RATHVON

ACROSS
1. Palm whose leaves are used to make Panama hats
5. Perimeter of a lagoon, perhaps
9. Present at birth
10. Carbon’s sextet
11. Liquid component of blood
12. Brief message from an aviarist?
14. Long-leggers often rendered in origami
16. “Dephlogisticated air,” to Joseph Priestley
19. Earthy pigment used in cave paintings
21. Behaviorist whose name rings a bell?
24. Wattled beast in the Chinese zodiac
25. Domestic pest or freshwater fish
26. Exemplar of extinction
27. Fleet and graceful runners

DOWN
1.With 17-Down, author of My Life with the Chimpanzees (2 wds.)
2. Leg bone that’s Latin for “little pan”
3. With 22-Down, author of Journey
to the Center of the Earth
(2 wds.)
4. Aspen or cottonwood
6. Get worn by time and weather
7. Aquascaper’s venue (2 wds.)
8. Outer layer of the cerebrum
13. Not inherent, as characteristics
15. Long-leggers, possibly snowy
17. See 1-Down
18. Flowering shrub whose name is from the Greek for “coil”
20. What’s blue in a squid
22. See 3-Down
23. Some resistance to engineers

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