My sister-in-law got me a puzzle of the day desk calendar for Christmas. She apologised for not giving me something “better” (i.e. more expensive), but in all honesty it was one of the best presents I got this year.
The puzzles from January 29-31 consist of (vaguely) science-related anagrams. In each case, you have to fill in the blanks with two words that are anagrams of each other. The first few were ridiculously easy, but a couple of them proved tricky enough that I had to write the letters of some likely words down in random order to play with.
Who wants to play?!
Only one answer per commenter per hour, please, to give people in other time zones a chance to take part! No need to go in the right order though. I’ll do my best to add answers and bragging rights credit as the comments come in!
1) DNA AND RNA are blueprints for making proteins (Elizabeth)
2) Of all the elements, NONE is as useful for making brightly lit signs as NEON (Alyssa)
3) The coral REEF was FREE of pollution (Kristi. Oh, if only this was true)
4) Because the telescope was out of focus, the astronomer was UNABLE to see the NEBULA clearly (Graham. For shame, Alyssa, for shame!)
5) The brilliant BRAINY scientist could count in BINARY as well as decimal (Ken)
6) When doctors DILATE a patient’s eyes, they see more DETAIL in the retina (Kristi)
7) The computer used a fast ALGORITHM to compute the LOGARITHM of a number (Joanna)
8) You can turn a TRIANGLE into a square by ALTERING the number of sides (Kristi)
9) The doctor had to CALIBRATE his tools to look for a BACTERIAL infection (Stephen)
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