Our tricky sci­ence-themed crossword will get your grey mat­ter churn­ing.

GIVE YOUR BRAIN A WORK­OUT

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ACROSS

9 Soldier to gauge an aux­il­iary vari­able (9) 10 Stu­dent rings Euro­pean about hard le­gal am­bi­gu­ity (8) 12 Level of wage in­crease, say (4) 13 So nice to have re­assessed func­tion (6) 14 Two fol­low cer­e­mony east to doomed city ( 7) 15 Room to turn and mis­lay plant struc­ture (9) 17 Aw­fully grey scoop about self-lev­el­ling de­vice (9) 18 Try open form of con­fu­sion ( 7) 20 Sun­set cap­tured by fel­low Ger­man (6) 21 Old friend gets a stone (4) 24 Greek hero has a cold and takes ad­di­tives (8) 26 Techno­phobes did let us work (8) 28 Curse that may be Hip­po­cratic (4) 29 Ma­roon beach (6) 31 Sue ran be­hind shop­ping cen­tre for part of hear­ing ( 7) 34 Daugh­ter or­gan­ised help in Amer­ica for dol­phin (9) 36 De­vel­oped poor, clear ma­te­rial (9) 38 Hum bits com­posed about metal ( 7) 39 Skin con­tains a large bi­nary com­pound (6) 40 Spots syn­onym for reck­less (4) 41 Quickly take er­ro­neous core pre­dic­tion (8) 42 Open ti­dal move­ment in ce­les­tial ob­ject (9)

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1 Repli­cas con­structed of res­pi­ra­tory aper­ture (8) 2 Coun­try nut (6) 3 Go to lie about un­known study of cau­sa­tion (8) 4 Just like a bear, ru­ins ex­cur­sion east (6) 5 Ev­ery­one turns green – that pro­duces a re­ac­tion (8) 6 Po­lice­man finds chief a crawler (10) 7 I’m re­turn­ing trunk out­side shop ( 7) 8 Con­sort lost right to per­form in re­flected light (6) 11 Dis­miss in­sect as a bee­tle ( 7) 16 Ideal spot to view Thomas More’s vi­sion (6) 19 Un­der­stood to be in Latin (5) 20 Bri­tish and Amer­i­can group of con­duc­tors (3) 22 Bit of quiet is heard (5) 23 Vene­tian is­land and river have one voice (6) 25 Hate tal­ent dis­played by qual­ity of chang­ing mat­ter (6,4) 26 Guided by a small light (3) 27 Span­ish city has at­tach­ment to old grad­u­ate ( 7) 30 Art-lover sculpted the seat with en­ergy (8) 31 I’d re­main puz­zled by line of lon­gi­tude (8) 32 Plus ar­range­ment to con­ceal com­pound (8) 33 Church has a cure de­vised for poet ( 7) 35 Left racket to re­turn in­jury (6) 36 Ruler of state gets ter­ri­bly hip (6) 37 Hardly over­due bring­ing back op­ti­cal in­stru­ment (6)

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