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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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1. 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
85. Baglike net for fishing. : TRAWL
90. Small amounts. : DABS
91. Scouting groups. : PATROLS
92. Goblin. : BOGIE
94. Humorous slang suffix. : EROO
95. Daughter of Eris. : ATE
96. Hearts. : CENTERS
97. Salty. : SALINE
98. First part of a drama. : ACTI
99. Liberate. : RESCUE
101. Pronoun. : ITS
102. Utter. : DELIVER
103. Book listing drugs: Abbr. : PHAR
104. Nests. : AERIES
106. Negotiated. : TREATED
107. Queen: Fr. : REINE
108. Youth: Colloq. : CHAP
111. Greek island. : COS
112. Handle for turning. : CRANK
113. Weapon. : ARM
114. Orderly system. : REGIMEN
116. ___ tide. : NEAP
117. Yeast. : LEAVEN
122. Greek letter. : ETA
125. Make happy. : ELATE
126. Wagnerian role. : ISOLDE
128. Favorite pupil of Socrates. : ALCIBIADES
130. Submarine-locating device. : SONAR
131. More delicate. : AIRIER
132. Poem. : VERSE
133. Ooze. : SEEP
134. Booth. : STALL
135. Designators. : NAMERS
136. Mohammedan noble. : AMEER
137. Doctrines. : ISMS
1. Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
2. French mountain range. : JURA
3. Early Greek philosopher. : ANAXAGORAS
4. Year in reign of Tiberius I. : XIX
5. European president. : TITO
6. Wrathful. : IRED
7. South Seas paradise. : BALI
8. Opinion. : IDEA
9. Father of Greek tragic drama. : AESCHYLUS
10. Greek old man of the sea. : PROTEUS
11. Odalisques' apartments. : HAREMS
12. Overlooks. : OMITS
13. Dueling weapon. : EPEE
14. ___ Hur. : BEN
15. Regard highly. : ESTEEM
16. Edith Bolling ___ Wilson. : GALT
17. Worshipers. : ADORERS
18. Book: Lat. : LIBER
19. Old World lizard. : AGAMA
20. Old name for Jerez, Spain. : XERES
26. Verb suffixes. : IZES
33. Corsairs' ships. : XEBECS
35. Wellborn. : GENTLE
37. Attendant of Zeus and Hera. : IRIS
38. Lord ___, Irish writer. : DUNSANY
40. Roast meat on a skewer. : CABOB
41. Where Xanthippe shopped. : AGORA
42. Shellfish. : PRAWNS
43. Concedes. : AGREES
44. Cape. : POINT
45. East Indian sailors. : LASCARS
46. River of Scotland. : ESK
48. Bustle. : ADO
49. Blades. : RAPIERS
51. Refer indirectly (to). : ALLUDE
52. Petty officers. : YEOMEN
53. Ranch herd. : STEERS
56. Assistants. : HELPERS
57. Old-timer Mel. : OTT
61. ___ on (meets). : HAPPENS
62. Arrive at. : FIND
64. Small knobs. : STUDS
66. Biremes or triremes. : VESSELS
67. Pretense. : FEINT
69. Sigma. : ESS
70. Originally, shepherds. : PASTORS
71. Beta. : TWO
72. Theban poet of 500 B. C. : PINDAR
73. Acid salt. : OLEATE
74. Namesakes of Theban queen. : NIOBES
75. Hues. : TANS
76. Rooms of a sort. : GARRETS
79. Hamburgers. : PATTIES
80. Ancient Greek. : ARGIVE
81. Streaked. : VEINED
83. Anthropos. : MAN
84. Of government: Abbr. : POLIT
86. Farm machine. : REAPER
87. Physicist who shouted "Eureka!" : ARCHIMEDES
88. Odin in the "Ring." : WOTAN
89. Tours' river. : LOIRE
91. He sings Faust. : PEERCE
92. Crimean battlefield. : BALAKLAVA
93. Always: Poet. : EER
96. Suggestion. : CUE
97. Witnessed. : SEEN
100. Athens or Sparta. : CAPITAL
102. Dry goods merchants. : DRAPERS
105. Island group, Corfu, Ithaca, etc. : IONIAN
106. Merchantman. : TRADER
107. Indian title. : RANI
108. Pungent plant. : CRESS
109. Spartan slave. : HELOT
110. Guam capital. : AGANA
112. French girl's name. : CELIE
115. Blackbird. : MERL
116. Standard. : NORM
118. Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
119. Crusaders' port. : ACRE
120. Holding tool. : VISE
121. Hebrew ancestor. : EBER
123. Pour. : TEEM
124. Egyptian symbols. : ASPS
127. New Mexican Indian. : SIA
129. "Just ___ . . . " : ASI

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