BenchFly Crossword: Back to Basics with Chemistry and Biology

We thought what better timing than the beginning of the new academic year to brush up on the fundamentals of chemistry and biology.  Or perhaps more appropriately – brush off the dust from those fading memories.  But let’s be honest, who wants to crack open the textbooks on a Friday afternoon?  Nobody.  So today, we’re excited to kick off a new series at BenchFly – our Interactive Crossword Puzzle!

We’re pretty sure everyone knows how to do a crossword puzzle, but hey- even shampoo bottles have instructions, so here we go:

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Instructions:

  1. Pour yourself a beverage of your choice.
  2. Pull up a chair and get comfortable.
  3. Click the image below to begin working on the interactive crossword puzzle!

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We’ve included a timer – or as it proved to be when we filled out the puzzle – a “timer of shame” (and we created the puzzle!).

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How fast can you complete it?

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[NOTE: Internet Explorer users may experience compatibility issues.]

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Give up?  Here’s the completed puzzle.

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4 comments so far. Join The Discussion

  1. brainy smurf

    wrote on September 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    19:38. (Don't tell my students…)

  2. brainy smurf

    wrote on September 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    19:38. (Don't tell my students…)

  3. @FLOSciences

    wrote on September 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    FYI – Hybrid is spelled Hyrbid

    Also, the "check my answers" feature is funky. It will say some letters are right, and then eventually change it's mind and say they're wrong.

  4. [email protected]

    wrote on September 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the feedback! The "hybrid" situation should be fixed in the interactive puzzle (but not yet in the solution image). We'll work on the temperamental "check my answers" button – it's probably just mad because we're making it work all weekend.

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