This science cryptic crossword has been sitting on my computer for far too long and was yearning to see the light of day. It is in the tradition of cryptic crosswords but with a science edge to it. It isn't a science quiz masquerading as a crossword; it's a word game where I have expanded the conventions of cryptic clues to include references to the sciences and to mathematics.

It is also an experiment. I have more of these and if people enjoy them I will make these science cryptic crosswords a regular feature. Please let me know of any teething problems such as whether the dimensions are OK, the file easily downloadable and the instructions to submit your solutions clear.


SCX1 Science Cryptic Crossword from SCICX

To complete the crossword please either print or download the above document (pdf file).
Like I said, any feedback appreciated.