BBC FO­CUS CROSSWORD

GIVE YOUR BRAIN A WORK­OUT

Focus-Science and Technology - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Strange be­ing, new but not ma­lig­nant (6) 4 Maxim ini­tially said about gold pro­ducer (5) 8 Co­or­di­nates left space for plant tis­sue (5) 9 Some­how trains a work­man (7) 10 Nav­i­ga­tion aid that looks both ways (5)

12 Head of broad­cast­ing ar­gues with queen in pro­gram (7) 13 Friend finds age only too wrong for study (13) 15 Marine crea­ture has silly prob­lem with keys (3,4) 17 Time to ad­just aim with large tongue (5)

19 Wicked to have reg­is­tered law-break­ing, but it has a point (7)

20 Stone ob­ject is a bird (5) 22 De­light about bishop get­ting some land of his own (5) 23 Cer­tain amount of qual­i­fi­ca­tion (6)

DOWN

1 Pugilist sees un­der­wear not con­tain­ing rear (5)

2 See noth­ing in se­nil­ity (3) 3 Trou­ble­some lo­ca­tion for a eu­ca­lyp­tus, say (3,4) 4 More about tak­ing tem­per­a­ture un­der­ground (5) 5 Note must sort out desert weather (4,5) 6 In­ter­ac­tion as sul­phur, yt­trium and ni­tro­gen turn grey (7) 7 En­vi­ron­men­tal process to pro­duce light­weight bike (6,5) 11 Mouth greet­ing gen­er­ated while asleep (5,4) 13 Qui­etly go bats, or­gan­is­ing cor­re­spon­dence (7)

14 Cut pole into pieces – into eight pieces (7)

16 Pic­ture one game dif­fer­ently (5) 18 Il­lu­mi­nated con­cern­ing quan­tity (5)

21 Same level within de­part­ment (3)

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