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BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild at home - Com­piled by RICHARD SMYTH

ACROSS

6 A mam­mal with a sin­gle long tusk (7) 7 Sium sis­arum, a plant with a sweet, white root (7) 9 Large ro­dent of South Amer­ica (5) 10 Sub­phy­lum to which crabs and prawns be­long (9) 11 Genus of ever­green trees that in­cludes the kauri (7) 13 Fa­cial mark­ing seen on some guille­mots (6) 15 Bu­teogal­lus soli­tar­ius, a large Neotrop­i­cal bird of prey, (8, 5) 19 Plant in the sun­flower fam­ily, used in herbal medicine (6) 20 Va­ri­ety of Mex­i­can chilli pep­per (7) 23 Pale but­ter­fly found in for­est clear­ings (4, 5) 24 Flax (5) 26 Yel­low-flow­ered plant of North Amer­ica, used in folk reme­dies (7) 27 ___ war­bler, a streaky mi­grant song­bird (7)

DOWN

1 ___ par­tridge, a farm­land bird, de­clin­ing in the UK (4) 2 Field­fares and red­wings be­long to this fam­ily (6) 3 Dark-plumaged aquatic bird of Aus­tralia (5, 4) 4 Climb­ing plant that may be Ja­panese or Chi­nese (8) 5 Large, car­niv­o­rous aquatic rep­tiles (10) 6 Sugar-rich liq­uid pro­duced by flow­ers (6) 7 Gar­den gas­tro­pod (4) 8 Plant of the genus Dip­sacus with spiny seed­heads (6) 12 Sed­i­ment-dwelling marine in­ver­te­brates, named for the shape of the pro­boscis (5, 5) 14 North Amer­i­can tree of the genus Quer­cus (6, 3) 16 Small song­bird, en­demic to Peru (4, 4) 17 In­sect with pin­cers on its ab­domen (6) 18 ___ acid, a chem­i­cal squirted in self-de­fence by some ants (6) 21 Medium-sized Old World song­bird, such as a leaflove or bristlebil­l (6) 22 15 Across, 3 Down, 16 Down and 21 Down (4) 25 Fruits that con­sist of a hard shell and a seed, such as fil­berts and al­monds (4)

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