Try these puzzles alone, challenge your colleagues or maybe even your students

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A chemistry-themed crossword, an anagram word search and a brainteaser.

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Submit your own brainteaser. Send your idea to by 8 October and your puzzler could be in the November issue

Get your chemistry brain back into gear with our quick crossword, brainteaser and anagram word search. However you participate there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain – well, the respect of your colleagues, at least. Sorry, this isn’t the Olympics or Paralympics, there are no medals on offer. We’ll publish the answers in the November issue, out from 5 November.

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  • Looking for puzzles specifically designed for students? Try Chemistry allsorts from the Secondary and Further Education Group (SaFE).