Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical

Ten Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Apr 1, 2021
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Note: The answer grid will include every letter of the alphabet.

The problem is that the obligation to publish a certain number of articles in a year is incompatible with the actual research work itself, which goes through phases of greater and lesser productivity. The criteria is more quantitative than qualitative, which is perverse.

Pilar Pinto, a lecturer and PhD candidate in arts and humanities at University of Cádiz in Spain, commenting in an Equal Times story on how academic publishing clashes with scientific culture (March 1) 

1. Range of an orologist’s knowledge?
5. French inventor of a 17th-century calculator
8. On a shore; of a coast
9. Optic layer below the sclera
10. Energy-making organelles
12. Little work for a horticulturist?
14. Fish-eating raptor
16. Response facilitated by neural pathways (2 wds.)
19. Intervertebral shock absorber
20. Bottom-dwelling decapods
22. NASA orbiter launched in 1973
23. Burner in a chemistry class (2 wds.)


2. Upper portion of either hipbone
3. Cycles through, as crops
4. Word before bladder, pump, or pocket
5. Era of the “Cambrian explosion”
6. Eight-armed ink dispenser
7. Silvery member of the herring family
11. 66-million-year-old impact crater
13. Pillar from the time of Thutmose III
15. Great Basin indigenous peoples whose name is an anagram of “pause it”
17. Alternative to general, for operations
18. Kind of shark not as caring as it sounds
21. Wetland source of sphagnum

We’ve been concerned throughout this pandemic about the level of prolonged stress, exacerbated by the grief, trauma and isolation that Americans are experiencing. This survey reveals a secondary crisis that is likely to have persistent, serious mental and physical health consequences for years to come.

Arthur C. Evans Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association, in a press release about the organization’s recently published “Stress in America” survey, which compiled responses from more than 3,000 adults in the US in late February (March 11)