January’s Puzzle of the Month is a cross between a crossword-puzzle and a word search.


The grid above is color-coded with this key:


The key shows that in the grid at the top of the page, a red square could be an A, K, or U.

An orange square could be a B, L, or V.

Your challenge is to find the following periodic elements which are all hidden in the grid.

  • Hydrogen
  • Nitrogen
  • Neon
  • Nickel
  • Yttrium
  • Gold
  • Lithium
  • Boron
  • Carbon
  • Manganese
  • Ununbium
  • Potassium
  • Krypton
  • Iron
  • Terbium
  • Tin
  • Argon
  • Cerium

Yes, they are all in there!

Are you stuck?

We’ll post the solution on Saturday, February 1, 2014!