Ten-Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

Nov 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

We know this is a brain disease. Any idea that this is just willpower and you ought to be able to get over it is completely contrary to what we know on the basis of [the] strongest medical evidence.

—National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, speaking with the USA Today editorial board about the agency’s plan to research treatments for opioid addiction (October 3)

You can think of gender as a variable and if you leave it out, you potentially miss something important in scientific research with human outcomes.

—Stanford University historian Londa Schiebinger,
who with collaborators recently published a study in 
Nature Human Behavior that proposed ways in which institutions can encourage diversity in terms of both gender and new research directions (October 4)


ACROSS
1. Nostril in the top of 1-Down’s head
5. Parsley, sage, rosemary, or thyme
9. Opposite of general,
to anesthesiologists
10. Red plant stalk, or donnybrook
11. Anatomical source of ill humor?
12. Douglas Hofstadter’s ___,
Escher, Bach
14. Exam on which a normal score
is about 100 (2 wds.)
16. Falcon, or sorcerer of legend
19. “Bear” that’s actually a marsupial
21. Casabas, e.g.
24. A vein in the neck
25. Exhibiting foliage
26. Neighbor of the radius
27. Larynx, colloquially (2 wds.)

DOWN
1. Male whale
2. Back of the head or skull
3. Double’s antithesis
4. Konrad who pioneered ethology
6. Antelope with spirally twisted horns
7. Songbird classified as Dolichonyx
oryzivorus
8. Australian parakeet, affectionately
13. Rainforest mammal with
a prehensile tail
15. Resisting chemical change
17. Greek script deciphered by Michael
Ventris (2 wds.)
18. Subject of a sonogram
20. Roughly 1 percent of the earth’s
atmosphere
22. State flower of New Hampshire
23. Wildcat with tufted ears


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