Ten-Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

Jul 1, 2018
The Scientist Staff
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Note: The answer grid will include every letter of the alphabet.
by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

By and large we are eating up the natural world for our own purposes. Well that’s self-destruction actually. If you damage the natural world in the end you damage yourself and the human race will regret it.

Sir David Attenborough, conservationist and documentarian, discussing the problem of plastic pollution in an interview with Sky News (June 8)

There should be no room for opportunistic and cynical efforts to gain small partial results in the short run while shifting equally significant costs and damages to future generations. Civilization requires energy, but energy must not be used to destroy civilization!

Pope Francis speaking at the Vatican to an audience of executives from major international oil and mining companies (June 9)
ACROSS
7.    Phycologist’s specimen
8.    What Carl Linnaeus is called
the “father” of
9.    Highest point on the celestial sphere
10.    Potential site of mammoth fossils
(2 wds.)
11.    Like Mendeleev’s table
13.    Bird giving New Zealanders
their nickname
15.    Branch of a feather’s main shaft
17.    Flowers in the genus Narcissus
19.    Nobelist with a namesake constant
21.    Loosestrife hue
22.    Body aiding coagulation
23.    What balloonfish may do in
self-defense
DOWN
1.    Succulent plant used in lotions (2 wds.)
2.    Island home to the Papenoo River
and the Fautaua Waterfall
3.    Pruritus
4.    Hormone associated with empathy
5.    Inuit garment made of caribou skin
6.    Prefix on science
12.    Storied case of dissociative identity disorder (2 wds.)
14.    Ecotourism draw
16.    Tuna kin whose name means
“pretty” in Spanish
18.    What red blackberries are
20.    Flower whose family includes
onions and garlic
21.    Spongy plant tissue



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