Solutions to the crossword featured in the April 2020 issue are: Across: 2. Ultradian, 6. Ganglion, 7. Fatigue, 8. Rhythm, 10. Hormone, 11. Zeitgebers, 15. Pineal, 16. Retina, 17. Thirst, 18. Food. Down: 1. Season, 3. Light, 4. Nocturnal, 5. Diurnal, 6. Germination, 9. Hibernation, 12. Tidal, 13. Melatonin, 14. Kinetic, 15. Period.
This issue’s crossword prize is a selection of spooky glow-in-the-dark goodies. Simply email the missing word, made up from letters in the highlighted boxes to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday 4 January 2021.
Please include the words ‘October crossword competition’ in the email subject line. The winner will be announced in the February 2021 issue.
The missing word from the April issue’s competition was CIRCADIAN. The missing word from the June issue’s competition was SCIENCE.
Jemima received a caffeine keychain and a personalized grey A5 lined notebook. Jacob selected the charity In2scienceUK, a charity trying to help disadvantaged young people to get access to STEM careers. A donation was made to the charity in Jacob’s name. If you would like to know more, visit https://in2scienceuk.org/.
Terms and conditions: only one entry per person, closing date Monday 4 January 2021. The winner will be drawn independently at random from the correct entries received. The winner will receive a glow-in-the-dark ghost in a bottle, a glow-in-the-dark ghost pin and a glow-in-the-dark face mask. 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 February issue of The Biochemist. The promoter accepts no responsibility for lost or delayed entries. Promoter: Biochemical Society, First Floor, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE; do not send entries to this address.