Across
  • 5.

    Population related by descent or heredity (4)

  • 7.

    Competence in activity due to training or innate talent (7)

  • 9.

    Having the same status (8)

  • 10.

    Guiding presence (6)

  • 12.

    Environment of ideas (7)

  • 15.

    Denoting or relating to human society (6)

  • 16.

    Skilled in mechanical or practical arts (9)

  • 17.

    The proper portion or part allocated (5)

  • 18.

    Variety; multiformity (9)

  • 20.

    Group associated in a joint action (4)

  • 21.

    Less dominant group in society (8)

 
Down
  • 1.

    The property of being logically and factually sound (8)

  • 2.

    A standard or rule of personal conduct (9)

  • 3.

    Application to the acquisition of knowledge (5)

  • 4.

    Probationer in a religious order (6)

  • 5.

    To enlist persons for service (7)

  • 6.

    To inquire or investigate (7)

  • 8.

    A state of equilibrium (7)

  • 9.

    Quality of being fair and just (6)

  • 11.

    Inequality or difference, as in age, rank etc. (9)

  • 13.

    An explanation (8)

  • 14.

    Means of trial (4)

  • 19.

    Craft, trade or job (5)

 
Across
  • 5.

    Population related by descent or heredity (4)

  • 7.

    Competence in activity due to training or innate talent (7)

  • 9.

    Having the same status (8)

  • 10.

    Guiding presence (6)

  • 12.

    Environment of ideas (7)

  • 15.

    Denoting or relating to human society (6)

  • 16.

    Skilled in mechanical or practical arts (9)

  • 17.

    The proper portion or part allocated (5)

  • 18.

    Variety; multiformity (9)

  • 20.

    Group associated in a joint action (4)

  • 21.

    Less dominant group in society (8)

 
Down
  • 1.

    The property of being logically and factually sound (8)

  • 2.

    A standard or rule of personal conduct (9)

  • 3.

    Application to the acquisition of knowledge (5)

  • 4.

    Probationer in a religious order (6)

  • 5.

    To enlist persons for service (7)

  • 6.

    To inquire or investigate (7)

  • 8.

    A state of equilibrium (7)

  • 9.

    Quality of being fair and just (6)

  • 11.

    Inequality or difference, as in age, rank etc. (9)

  • 13.

    An explanation (8)

  • 14.

    Means of trial (4)

  • 19.

    Craft, trade or job (5)

 

Solutions to the crossword featured in the February 2020 issue are: Across: 2. Neanderthal, 5. Archeology, 7. Diversity, 9. Hominid, 11. Postmortem, 13. Antiquity, 15. Ancient, 16. Homo, 17. Bone, 18. Genome. Down: 1. Phenotype, 3. Ancestor, 4. Tooth, 6. Dinosaur, 8. Extract, 10. Mummified, 11. PCR, 12. Taxa, 14. Iceman, 15. Amber.

Crossword competition
Win

Given the challenging circumstances at the moment this issue’s crossword prize is a donation to be made in the winner’s name to a science-related charity of their choosing, in support of the wider community and the ongoing struggles faced by many to contribute to the scientific endeavour. Simply email the missing word, made up from letters in the highlighted boxes to editorial@portlandpress.com, by Tuesday 21 August 2020.

Please include the words ‘June crossword competition’ in the email subject line. The winner will be announced in the October 2020 issue.

Congratulations to the winner of the February competition: Jacob Robinson, Immunocore Ltd

The missing word from the February issue’s competition was EXTINCT.

Jacob received a signed copy of The Incredible Human Journey by Alice Roberts.

Terms and conditions: only one entry per person, closing date Tuesday 23 June 2020. The winner will be drawn independently at random from the correct entries received. The winner will have a donation in their name to a science-related charity of their choosing. No cash alternative available. No employee, agent, affiliate, officer or director of Portland Press Limited or the Biochemical Society is eligible to enter. The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the draw. The name of the winner will be announced in the October issue of The Biochemist. The promoter accepts no responsibility for lost or delayed entries. Promoter: Biochemical Society, 5th Floor, 90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LJ; do not send entries to this address.