April D1 2022 crossword
April D1 2022 crossword

Ten Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse

Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Apr 4, 2022


April D1 Crossword
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Note: The answer grid will include every letter of the alphabet.

In this instance, hopefully, we collectively learn from this. . . . It’s also a chance to maybe move the needle in a meaningful way to change the way that all of us are conducting our work.

Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley, biochemist and a recipient of the 2020 Chemistry Nobel Prize for codeveloping CRISPR as a genome editing tool, talking on STAT’s “The Readout LOUD” podcast about Eric Lander’s resignation (February 17)

7. Coccyx, familiarly
8. What lawn liming reduces
9. Thin blue line?
10. Faculty tested by a Snellen chart
11. Cucurbita representative
13. River with a massive basin
15. Director of a sting operation?
17. Corolla components
18. Scar of a healed wound
20. Male antelope
22. Contributor to a summer cloud
23. Site naming a paleoanthropological hoax


1. Speleologist’s area of study
2. Cosmopolitan weed, or banana kin
3. Oxygen discoverer Priestley
4. Family subdivisions
5. Haleakalā National Park setting
6. Downsized aquarium
12. Ratio of a dividend to its divisor
14. Immunoglobulin
16. Plant pest that’s both singular and plural
17. Electronic display units
19. Ubiquitous hymenopterans
21. Female whales

I have sought to push myself and my colleagues to reach our shared goals—including at times challenging and criticizing. But it is clear that things I said, and the way I said them, crossed the line at times into being disrespectful and demeaning, to both men and women.

Eric Lander, former head of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, in his letter to President Joe Biden resigning from his post as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy after an investigation found evidence that he had bullied agency staffers (The New York Times, February 7)

This article was featured in April 2022, Issue 1 of the digest