September 2018 Crossword

Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.

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

ACROSS
1.    Cinematic player of a human hematophage
4.    Dicotyledon used to make wreaths
8.    1911 atomic discovery of Ernest Rutherford
10.  Grouping between class and family
11.  Murder : crows :: ___ : monkeys
12.  Element used to make semiconductors
13.  Koala, possum, or wombat
17.  Have as a natural environment
19.  Venom-injecting snake
21.  Peninsula bridging Asia and Africa
22.  Secretion of an endocrine gland
23.  Mammals with large calves
24.  Hallucinogen from a cactus

DOWN
1.    Wearing a natural coat of wool
2.    Lizard that licks its own eyeballs
3.    1973 film of a cryopreservation subject
5.    Bikini, for one
6.    In math, the √ sign
7.    Where phonatory muscles are housed
9.    Hirsute biped of cryptozoology
13.  Evergreen shrub with berries and spiny leaves
14.  Division, vis-à-vis multiplication
15.  Puzzle solved without pen or pencil
16.  Change states of matter, in a way
18.  Seawater
20.  Prefix on synthesis

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