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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.
PS notes: Original 155-Across clue had comma after underscore; removed it.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 357
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1. 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
137. Never: Ger. : NIE
138. Dionysus' specialty. : WINE
139. "A cunning hunter, a man of the field." : ESAU
141. Lot: Comb. form. : CLERO
143. L'état, c'est ___. : MOI
144. Fancies. : IMAGINES
146. Small finch. : LINNET
148. Species cursed by God. : REPTILE
150. Ancient engine of war. : CATAPULT
151. Cells in the catacombs. : LOCULI
152. As Daniel in the lions' den. : UNEATEN
153. Avengers. : NEMESES
154. Weak. : ANEMIC
155. Enoch Arnold ___ (1867–1931). : BENNETT
1. Father of Ajax, friend of Hercules. : TELAMON
2. Loving. : AMATORY
3. Exact. : LITERAL
4. Donkey: Fr. : ANE
5. Torn. : RENT
6. Ancient Peruvian. : INCAN
7. Irregular. : ATYPIC
8. Roman captain. : CENTURION
9. Color. : HUE
10. Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
11. Catarrh. : RHEUM
12. Prayer. : ORISON
13. Settles. : NESTLES
14. Gun platform. : BARBETTE
15. Love affair. : AMOUR
16. Close-fitting garments of Middle Ages. : COTTES
17. Partisan: Comb. form. : CRAT
18. Not his. : HER
19. Bentham's golden rule. : UTILITY
20. Wharves: N. of Eng. : STAITHS
24. Islands of the East. : INDIES
30. Chaste wife of Geraint. : ENID
35. Follower of Zeno. : STOIC
37. Disfiguring mark. : SCAR
39. Grenoble is its capital. : ISERE
40. Flap. : TAB
42. Follow. : ENSUE
44. Simple organism. : AMEBA
47. Where the Siege Perilous was. : CAMELOT
49. Charmer of seamen. : SIREN
51. Cruelties. : BARBARITIES
53. Fastening. : HASP
56. Scriptural liturgical sign. : SELAH
58. Veneration of angels and saints. : DULIA
60. White: Comb. form. : LEUC
61. Light cotton fabric. : ETAMINE
62. Officer of Charlemagne. : PALADIN
63. Peaceable theology. : IRENICS
64. Crafty. : ASTUTE
66. Monthly. : MENSAL
68. Splendid. : REGAL
69. Bored. : ENNUIED
70. Disgrace. : SCANDAL
71. Dissenter. : SECTARY
74. Coquettes. : FLIRTS
75. Deity wearing horns. : OSIRIS
77. Seat. : STOOL
79. Bustle. : ADO
81. Babylonian sun god. : UTU
84. Member of diplomatic staff. : ATTACHE
86. Flora and fauna. : BIOTA
87. Condemned: Poet. : CURST
90. Deity with a thousand titles. : SIVA
93. Bar-le-Duc is its capital. : MEUSE
96. Isthmus. : NECK
98. Zeal. : ARDOR
100. Continues tediously. : DRAGS
103. Brood of a hawk. : AERIE
104. Made up of literary selections. : ANALECTIC
105. Strayed. : ERRED
107. Demeter's forte. : HARVESTS
109. Was indebted. : OWED
111. Picturesque. : SCENIC
112. Evil spirit of Zoroastrianism. : AHRIMAN
113. Reddish. : ROSEATE
114. Exist. : ARE
116. Thin plate. : LAMELLA
118. Small brook. : RILL
120. Recluse. : EREMITE
121. Its rhyme scheme is abaaabab. : TRIOLET
122. Projecting. : SALIENT
124. Blackberry drupelet. : ACINUS
126. Injury. : LESION
128. The winged footstool and chariot of the Almighty. : CHERUB
132. Give extreme unction. : ANELE
133. John ___ Garner. : NANCE
135. Galsworthy heroine. : IRENE
138. Rub. : WIPE
140. E pluribus ___. : UNUM
142. Frank. : OPEN
145. Herd of whales. : GAM
147. High priest. : ELI
149. 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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