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E P O L L U T E D T L B N T E C W G P Q B
O M R D N X T C J O T A L D X L V Q O S G
K R K E Y Q O O C R R Q S T T E W W L S W
A X C T L E D M J E G O N O R A E X L N O
I S Q U B C R P Y L G S E S E N G O U A B
S L D L M S H L R E R E H P M W O C T U A
V B P L N J R E J A W T C Q O E U F I B U
G B V O U X G T U S B A I B P L C S O A O
I R K P W D N E H E J R L B H L K U N W X
C D T Y I E F L K M Q B X P I O V O I L V
E O U L Y T L Y P O I E L Y L X V X N B P
J V K I C U A C W R L T C U E Y T W D B A
L I R V H L W L G E J R N B S G S A I K M
K L O A E L C E N H D E I L K E O R C V B
J M I E R O G A V E V V B X F N I P A A M
R Y S H J P F N L A J N J M W A H R T W R
R D B S O S S A G T F I N C C T D M O F E
W Y E T C T P I U E V S Y I M E W Y R B R
O G V I E I T R H O X K E G E D A E U E R
P I T D Q N Y P V P I L J E P C L C P N S
F U F E L V D E W E B G E N V O S E Q F E

Clues

  • if no lichens are growing, what does it tell us about the air? (3, 7, 8)
  • lots of species will be able to survive in water sort of stream? (5, 4, 10)
  • what can be used as water pollution indicators? (13)
  • what do we call a species that is sensitive to pollution? (9, 9)
  • what does it tell us if a low number of species are living in a stream? (3, 8)
  • what is the name for organisms living in extreme conditions? (13)
  • what sort of air can crusty lichens survive in? (8)
  • what sort of air do bushy lichens need? (10, 5, 3)
  • what type of plant is used to detect sulphur dioxide in the air? (7)
  • why do animals in hot climates have a large surface area to volume ratio? (2, 7, 4, 4)

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Swallowtail

Try using this set of three resources (under multi-tools heading) to test understanding of adaptation which is a topic found in all GSCE biology specifications. Some of three word answers in the crossword are challenging unless you have tackled the authors flash cards first. 

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