Solve the clues and place the answers into the grid to find a final one-word answer.
- Mepyceroѕ aelampus
- Рymaliscus dagargus
- Lumaliscus danatus jimela
- Grilvicapra symmia
- Agelaphus trangasii
- Mantidоrcas arsupialis
- Piadоqua maceпtinii
- Bulcelaphus aselaphus
The question title:
Crossword Archibald. (Remove the last two letters of each word).
The final word you're looking for is:
The missing words are:
How to get the missing words:
By swapping the first (one, two, or three letters) of the given words, which gives you the names of the species.
The solved crossword puzzle:
How each word is transformed:1. Mepyceroѕ aelampus -> Aepyceros melampus -> Impala. 2. Рymaliscus dagargus -> Damaliscus pygargus -> Bontebok. 3. Lumaliscus danatus jimela -> Damaliscus lunatus jimela -> Topi. 4. Grilvicapra symmia -> Sylvicapra grimmia -> Duiker. 5. Agelaphus trangasii -> Tragelaphus angasii -> Nyala. 6. Mantidоrcas arsupialis -> Antidorcas marsupialis -> Springbok. 7. Piadоqua maceпtinii -> Madoqua piacentinii -> Silver dik-dik. 8. Bulcelaphus aselaphus -> Alcelaphus buselaphus -> Hartebeest.
Note: I actually don't know a single one of those animals (which makes the job A LOT harder). I had to do a do some very deep investigation :D
1 Which is also a nice-looking animal. The word is at the row above the "highlighted" row which says "lookabove" (thanks to boboquack's comment).