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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.