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MUSE AND MYTH

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1948

Author:
Thomas Jackson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { K Q }, Scrabble score: 621 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44
Thomas Jackson has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 336
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One of the Delian twins. : APOLLO
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Roman divine holidays. : FERIAE
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Wind god, sire of winged sons. : BOREAS
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Chums. : CRONIES
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Vengeful sister of Orestes. : ELECTRA
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The golden apples? : ORANGES
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Bears witness. : ATTESTS
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Large province in Mindanao. : MISAMIS
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Illinoisan city. : MENDOTA
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Spider's web. : NET
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Mother of the Fates. : THEMIS
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The dragon's head, star in Draconis. : RASTABAN
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Not any: Law. : NUL
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Site of Iowa State college. : AMES
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Short jacket. : ETON
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Transgression. : SIN
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Babylonian storm god. : ADAD
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Fodder pit. : SILO
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Over which presided Athena Alea. : BIRTH
41
Propounded by the Sphynx. : ENIGMA
43
Sought by the Harpies. : PREY
44
Japanese gray pottery. : BIZEN
45
Attack. : ASSAIL
47
Dido's sister. : ANNA
48
River islets. : AITS
49
Loving touch. : CARESS
50
Table part. : LEAF
52
Muse of lyric poetry, her symbol the flute. : EUTERPE
54
Gypsy lady. : RANI
55
Ruffians. : ROWDIES
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Into which Gaea changed Daphne. : TREE
59
Heroic achiever of the twelve tasks. : HERCULES
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Wife of Zeus, queen of the gods. : HERA
64
Arctic dogs of Siberia. : SAMOYEDS
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African tribe. : BONI
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Withered. : SERE
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Open to view. : OVERT
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Queen of the Goths, in "Titus Andronicus." : TAMORA
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Heroine of Homer's Iliad. : HELENA
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Make ill. : AIL
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What the Argonauts did at Lemnos. : RESTED
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Indian weights. : SERS
78
Betray. : SELL
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Farmhouse. : GRANGE
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A science. : ART
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Nymph pursued by Apollo. : DAPHNE
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Greek pillars. : STELAE
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Son of Caleb. : ARDON
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English letters. : CEES
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Votes against. : NOES
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Fleet-footed huntress. : ATALANTA
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Well: Latin. : BENE
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Perfumes. : ESSENCES
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Partly open. : AJAR
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Oppression while awake: Med. : DAYMARE
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Suitable. : MEET
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Stung. : SMARTED
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Solomon's ___. : SEAL
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Heroic defender of Troy. : AENEAS
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River in which Thetis dipped Achilles. : STYX
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Told by Nessus. : LIES
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Midday rest. : SIESTA
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Small fish. : SMELT
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Stripe. : WEAL
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Native of ancient Macedonian city. : BEREAN
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Floating. : ASWIM
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Narrow band. : TAPE
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Shed by Niobe. : TEAR
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Senseless. : MAD
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Desserts. : PIES
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Head: French. : TETE
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___ bear. : ANT
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Of the Stygian ferryman. : CHARONIC
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Father of Achilles. : PELEUS
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Daughter of Eris. : ATE
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Strident. : RAUCOUS
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Wise king of Israel. : SOLOMON
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Greek goddess of agriculture. : DEMETER
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Exalt. : ENNOBLE
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Duty on cargo. : TONNAGE
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Eliciters. : EDUCERS
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Checkerwork. : TESSEL
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Wise-counseling king of Pylos. : NESTOR
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Harvard College book awards. : DETURS
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The other Delian twin. : ARTEMIS
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Ceramists. : POTTERS
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How many eyes has a Cyclops? : ONE
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Careen. : LIST
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Hadean river of oblivion. : LETHE
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A Caucasian. : OSSETE
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Sex of the Erinyes. : FEMININE
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Site of the Augean stables. : ELIS
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Matters: Law. : RES
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Aegean island. : ICARIA
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Soul: Hinduism. : ATMAN
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She contrived the apple of discord. : ERIS
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Indian seaport. : BOMBAY
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Kind of nymph Echo was. : OREAD
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Charles ___ Kennedy. : RANN
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Omega. : END
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To torture, as Tantalus. : AGONIZE
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Bristles. : SETULES
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Ancient Roman barrack. : CANABA
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Semitic goddess identified with Aphrodite. : ASTARTE
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Drawing rooms. : SALONS
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___ Lisa. : MONA
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Fruit drinks. : ADES
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Valiant. : STALWART
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Bits of wisdom. : SMATTERS
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Dog of the hunter, Orion. : SIRIUS
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Hastened. : HIED
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Antelope. : GNU
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Part of Pan's syrinx. : PIPE
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Court bench. : BANC
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A hetaera of Corinth, most beautiful woman of her age. : LAIS
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Consort of Aphrodite. : ARES
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Fretting about. : CARING
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Herculean task. : FEAT
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Wagnerian earth goddess. : ERDA
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___ of Anjou. : RENE
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Venerates. : REVERES
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Electra's brother. : ORESTES
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Shatters. : SMASHES
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Fabric used for window shades. : HOLLAND
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Lover of Hero. : LEANDER
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Icarius' daughter, who hanged herself in grief. : ERIGONE
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Moon deity who loved Endymion. : SELENE
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He said, "Carpe diem." : HORACE
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Auspices. : OMENS
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Time long since past. : YORE
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Beautiful: Ital. : BELLA
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Scatter. : TED
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Achilles' vulnerable spot. : HEEL
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Greek goddess of vengeance. : ARA
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Over these presides Terpsichore. : DANCES
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Frightened. : STARTLED
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Crossbow. : ARBALEST
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Homer's calling. : POET
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Orion's dog's transformation. : STAR
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Mother of Dionysius. : SEMELE
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Greek hero, son of Telamon. : AJAX
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Votes for. : AYES
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Undiluted. : NEAT
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Pentyl. : AMYL
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Mountain nymph, mother of Hermes. : MAIA
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Polish noble. : STAROST
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Norse goddess. : EIR
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River dredger. : DEEPENER
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Gazing. : ASTARE
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Flowing forth. : EMANANT
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Roman Poseidon. : NEPTUNE
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Scorch. : SEAR
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Glide. : SAIL
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Knitted jacket. : SWEATER
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Snickers. : TITTERS
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Arabian nobles. : AMEERS
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Minklike mammal. : WEASEL
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Smoked meats. : BACONS
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Lacked. : NEEDED
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Ultima ___. : THULE
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Author of verse for children. : MILNE
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Undressed kid. : SUEDE
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Male swans. : COBS
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Midday. : NOON
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Jumping-stick. : POGO
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Smudge. : SMUT
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A lettuce. : COS
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Boxing ring equipment. : MAT
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Small shield. : ECU

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 35 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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