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GREEK MEETS GREEK

New York Times, Sunday, May 11, 1958

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,239
Across
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Achilles' aide. : AJAX
5
Shinbone. : TIBIA
10
Greek moon goddess. : PHOEBE
16
Evergreen herb with shiny leaves. : GALAX
21
Broadway actor. : MUNI
22
Sultanic decree. : IRADE
23
Slopes: Fr. : RAMPES
24
Verona's river. : ADIGE
25
Most famous Attic sculptor. : PRAXITELES
27
Where Marco Polo traveled. : ORIENT
28
Having rounded projections. : LOBAR
29
Wind instrument: Colloq. : SAX
30
Imaginary belt in the heavens. : ZODIAC
31
Head: Fr. : TETE
32
Immoderate. : EXTREME
34
___ of Pericles. : AGE
36
Winter: Lat. : HIEMS
38
Delta. : DEE
39
Times. : ERAS
40
Hockey goals. : CAGES
42
What Xenophon wrote on. : PAPYRUS
45
Move heavily. : LUMBER
47
Ancient Greek contest. : AGON
48
Peloponnesus region. : ARGOLIS
49
Spread. : RAN
50
Writings. : ESSAYS
54
Industrial diamond. : BORT
55
Persian invader of Greece. : DARIUS
56
Footstool. : HASSOCK
58
Permit. : LET
59
Exam. : ORAL
60
Former track star. : OWENS
61
Swing adepts. : HEPCATS
62
Piece of pack ice. : FLOE
63
Depots. : BASES
65
Trap. : NET
66
Describing the Spartans at Thermopylae. : VALIANT
67
Adriatic port. : FIUME
68
Hardy heroine. : TESS
70
Hot-tempered. : PEPPERY
71
Formal offer. : TENDER
72
Neighbor of Colchis. : PONTUS
76
Fags, in Britain. : GASPERS
77
Expands. : WIDENS
78
Long accounts. : ILIADS
79
Men on the street. : PASSERS
80
English river. : AVON
82
Lights: Colloq. : NEONS
83
Fur bearers. : MARTENS
84
Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Baglike net for fishing. : TRAWL
90
Small amounts. : DABS
91
Scouting groups. : PATROLS
92
Goblin. : BOGIE
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Humorous slang suffix. : EROO
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Daughter of Eris. : ATE
96
Hearts. : CENTERS
97
Salty. : SALINE
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First part of a drama. : ACTI
99
Liberate. : RESCUE
101
Pronoun. : ITS
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Utter. : DELIVER
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Book listing drugs: Abbr. : PHAR
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Nests. : AERIES
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Negotiated. : TREATED
107
Queen: Fr. : REINE
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Youth: Colloq. : CHAP
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Greek island. : COS
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Handle for turning. : CRANK
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Weapon. : ARM
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Orderly system. : REGIMEN
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___ tide. : NEAP
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Yeast. : LEAVEN
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Make happy. : ELATE
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Wagnerian role. : ISOLDE
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Favorite pupil of Socrates. : ALCIBIADES
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Submarine-locating device. : SONAR
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More delicate. : AIRIER
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Poem. : VERSE
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Ooze. : SEEP
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Booth. : STALL
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Designators. : NAMERS
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Mohammedan noble. : AMEER
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Doctrines. : ISMS
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Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
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French mountain range. : JURA
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Early Greek philosopher. : ANAXAGORAS
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Year in reign of Tiberius I. : XIX
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European president. : TITO
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Wrathful. : IRED
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South Seas paradise. : BALI
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Opinion. : IDEA
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Father of Greek tragic drama. : AESCHYLUS
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Greek old man of the sea. : PROTEUS
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Odalisques' apartments. : HAREMS
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Overlooks. : OMITS
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Dueling weapon. : EPEE
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___ Hur. : BEN
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Regard highly. : ESTEEM
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Edith Bolling ___ Wilson. : GALT
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Worshipers. : ADORERS
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Book: Lat. : LIBER
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Old World lizard. : AGAMA
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Old name for Jerez, Spain. : XERES
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Verb suffixes. : IZES
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Corsairs' ships. : XEBECS
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Wellborn. : GENTLE
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Attendant of Zeus and Hera. : IRIS
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Lord ___, Irish writer. : DUNSANY
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Roast meat on a skewer. : CABOB
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Where Xanthippe shopped. : AGORA
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Shellfish. : PRAWNS
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Concedes. : AGREES
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Cape. : POINT
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East Indian sailors. : LASCARS
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River of Scotland. : ESK
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Bustle. : ADO
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Blades. : RAPIERS
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Refer indirectly (to). : ALLUDE
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Petty officers. : YEOMEN
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Ranch herd. : STEERS
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Assistants. : HELPERS
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Old-timer Mel. : OTT
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___ on (meets). : HAPPENS
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Arrive at. : FIND
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Small knobs. : STUDS
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Biremes or triremes. : VESSELS
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Pretense. : FEINT
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Sigma. : ESS
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Originally, shepherds. : PASTORS
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Beta. : TWO
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Theban poet of 500 B. C. : PINDAR
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Acid salt. : OLEATE
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Namesakes of Theban queen. : NIOBES
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Hues. : TANS
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Rooms of a sort. : GARRETS
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Hamburgers. : PATTIES
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Ancient Greek. : ARGIVE
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Streaked. : VEINED
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Anthropos. : MAN
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Of government: Abbr. : POLIT
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Farm machine. : REAPER
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Physicist who shouted "Eureka!" : ARCHIMEDES
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Odin in the "Ring." : WOTAN
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Tours' river. : LOIRE
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He sings Faust. : PEERCE
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Crimean battlefield. : BALAKLAVA
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Always: Poet. : EER
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Suggestion. : CUE
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Witnessed. : SEEN
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Athens or Sparta. : CAPITAL
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Dry goods merchants. : DRAPERS
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Island group, Corfu, Ithaca, etc. : IONIAN
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Merchantman. : TRADER
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Indian title. : RANI
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Pungent plant. : CRESS
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Spartan slave. : HELOT
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Guam capital. : AGANA
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French girl's name. : CELIE
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Blackbird. : MERL
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Standard. : NORM
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Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
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Crusaders' port. : ACRE
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Holding tool. : VISE
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Hebrew ancestor. : EBER
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Pour. : TEEM
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Egyptian symbols. : ASPS
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New Mexican Indian. : SIA
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"Just ___ . . . " : ASI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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