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Harold P. Furth
Harold P. Furth

MYTH AND LEGEND

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1948

Author:
Harold P. Furth
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 48
Harold P. Furth has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 155-Across clue had comma after underscore; removed it.

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 357
Across
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Footwear of famous messenger. : TALARIA
8
Avaricious old ferryman. : CHARON
14
His chariot was drawn by panthers. : BACCHUS
21
Distinguished. : EMINENT
22
Game of cards. : EUCHRE
23
Infant cupids of 16th century painting. : AMORETTI
25
Dormant state. : LATENCY
26
Greek sea nymph. : NEREIS
27
Member of a great civic club. : ROTARIAN
28
Daughter of Eris. : ATE
29
Figured cloth. : TAPET
31
Expel. : OUST
32
Thrust. : BUTT
33
Cover. : LID
34
Roman deity of death. : MORS
36
Mythical founder of Ninevah. : NINUS
38
Stage name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin. : MOLIERE
40
South American monkey. : TITI
41
Discourse. : ORATE
43
Approximately. : CIRCA
45
Den. : NEST
46
Assail with withering denunciation. : SCATHE
48
Word by modern goddesses. : NYLONS
50
Metric foot. : DIAMB
52
Oldest of the Egyptian gods. : SETH
54
Void. : ABYSS
55
Egyptian Demeter. : ISIS
57
What Echo was. : OREAD
59
Department. : REALM
61
Hedonist. : EPICUREAN
65
Mist. : BRUME
67
Oracle. : SEERESS
72
Telegram: India. : TAR
73
Important food fishes. : EELS
74
Fiction. : FABLE
75
King Croesus' distinction. : OPULENCE
76
Beverages. : ALES
78
Brazilian port. : NATAL
80
Indigenous race of Japan. : AINUS
82
Brandy. : COGNAC
83
Devilfish. : MANTA
85
Satirical in Butler's manner. : HUDIBRASTIC
88
Deride. : TAUNT
89
Fools. : IDIOTS
91
Temple gateway. : TORII
92
Obsession of the alchemists. : AURUM
94
Polish city, once Lithuanian. : LIDA
95
Barrie's "My Lady ___." : NICOTINE
97
Absolute. : TOTAL
99
Angry. : IRED
101
"First the blade, then the ___." : EAR
102
Subjugate. : ENSLAVE
103
Active. : ASTIR
104
Without a doubt. : ASSUREDLY
106
Hiding place. : CACHE
108
Zeus turned her into a nightingale. : AEDON
110
Emperor. : TSAR
111
Wife of Abraham. : SARAH
115
___ Marx. : KARL
117
Indian cavalryman. : SOWAR
119
Birds of the Gulf States. : EGRETS
123
St. Vitus' dance. : CHOREA
125
Persian silver coin. : RIAL
127
Survival. : RELIC
129
Saw of a sawfish. : SERRA
130
Gaelic. : ERSE
131
Our ancestors. : CAVEMEN
134
Ancient capital of Mogul Empire. : DELHI
136
Satan in Scotland. : DEIL
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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Dionysus' specialty. : WINE
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"A cunning hunter, a man of the field." : ESAU
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Lot: Comb. form. : CLERO
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L'état, c'est ___. : MOI
144
Fancies. : IMAGINES
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Small finch. : LINNET
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Species cursed by God. : REPTILE
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Ancient engine of war. : CATAPULT
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Cells in the catacombs. : LOCULI
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As Daniel in the lions' den. : UNEATEN
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Avengers. : NEMESES
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Weak. : ANEMIC
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Enoch Arnold ___ (1867–1931). : BENNETT
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Father of Ajax, friend of Hercules. : TELAMON
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Loving. : AMATORY
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Exact. : LITERAL
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Donkey: Fr. : ANE
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Torn. : RENT
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Ancient Peruvian. : INCAN
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Irregular. : ATYPIC
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Roman captain. : CENTURION
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Color. : HUE
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Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
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Catarrh. : RHEUM
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Prayer. : ORISON
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Settles. : NESTLES
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Gun platform. : BARBETTE
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Love affair. : AMOUR
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Close-fitting garments of Middle Ages. : COTTES
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Partisan: Comb. form. : CRAT
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Not his. : HER
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Bentham's golden rule. : UTILITY
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Wharves: N. of Eng. : STAITHS
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Islands of the East. : INDIES
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Chaste wife of Geraint. : ENID
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Follower of Zeno. : STOIC
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Disfiguring mark. : SCAR
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Grenoble is its capital. : ISERE
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Flap. : TAB
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Follow. : ENSUE
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Simple organism. : AMEBA
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Where the Siege Perilous was. : CAMELOT
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Charmer of seamen. : SIREN
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Cruelties. : BARBARITIES
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Fastening. : HASP
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Scriptural liturgical sign. : SELAH
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Veneration of angels and saints. : DULIA
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White: Comb. form. : LEUC
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Light cotton fabric. : ETAMINE
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Officer of Charlemagne. : PALADIN
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Peaceable theology. : IRENICS
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Crafty. : ASTUTE
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Monthly. : MENSAL
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Splendid. : REGAL
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Bored. : ENNUIED
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Disgrace. : SCANDAL
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Dissenter. : SECTARY
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Coquettes. : FLIRTS
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Deity wearing horns. : OSIRIS
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Seat. : STOOL
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Bustle. : ADO
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Babylonian sun god. : UTU
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Member of diplomatic staff. : ATTACHE
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Flora and fauna. : BIOTA
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Condemned: Poet. : CURST
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Deity with a thousand titles. : SIVA
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Bar-le-Duc is its capital. : MEUSE
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Isthmus. : NECK
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Zeal. : ARDOR
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Continues tediously. : DRAGS
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Brood of a hawk. : AERIE
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Made up of literary selections. : ANALECTIC
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Strayed. : ERRED
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Demeter's forte. : HARVESTS
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Was indebted. : OWED
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Picturesque. : SCENIC
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Evil spirit of Zoroastrianism. : AHRIMAN
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Reddish. : ROSEATE
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Exist. : ARE
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Thin plate. : LAMELLA
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Small brook. : RILL
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Recluse. : EREMITE
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Its rhyme scheme is abaaabab. : TRIOLET
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Projecting. : SALIENT
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Blackberry drupelet. : ACINUS
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Injury. : LESION
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The winged footstool and chariot of the Almighty. : CHERUB
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Give extreme unction. : ANELE
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John ___ Garner. : NANCE
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Galsworthy heroine. : IRENE
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Rub. : WIPE
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E pluribus ___. : UNUM
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Frank. : OPEN
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Herd of whales. : GAM
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High priest. : ELI
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Brown. : TAN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 41 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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