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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
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 336
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1. One of the Delian twins. : APOLLO
7. Roman divine holidays. : FERIAE
13. Wind god, sire of winged sons. : BOREAS
19. Chums. : CRONIES
20. Vengeful sister of Orestes. : ELECTRA
22. The golden apples? : ORANGES
24. Bears witness. : ATTESTS
25. Large province in Mindanao. : MISAMIS
26. Illinoisan city. : MENDOTA
27. Spider's web. : NET
28. Mother of the Fates. : THEMIS
30. The dragon's head, star in Draconis. : RASTABAN
32. Not any: Law. : NUL
33. Site of Iowa State college. : AMES
35. Short jacket. : ETON
36. Transgression. : SIN
37. Babylonian storm god. : ADAD
38. Fodder pit. : SILO
39. 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
58. Into which Gaea changed Daphne. : TREE
59. Heroic achiever of the twelve tasks. : HERCULES
63. Wife of Zeus, queen of the gods. : HERA
64. Arctic dogs of Siberia. : SAMOYEDS
67. African tribe. : BONI
68. Withered. : SERE
69. Open to view. : OVERT
71. Queen of the Goths, in "Titus Andronicus." : TAMORA
72. Heroine of Homer's Iliad. : HELENA
74. Make ill. : AIL
75. What the Argonauts did at Lemnos. : RESTED
77. Indian weights. : SERS
78. Betray. : SELL
79. Farmhouse. : GRANGE
81. A science. : ART
82. Nymph pursued by Apollo. : DAPHNE
84. Greek pillars. : STELAE
86. Son of Caleb. : ARDON
87. English letters. : CEES
89. Votes against. : NOES
90. Fleet-footed huntress. : ATALANTA
92. Well: Latin. : BENE
93. Perfumes. : ESSENCES
95. Partly open. : AJAR
96. Oppression while awake: Med. : DAYMARE
98. Suitable. : MEET
99. Stung. : SMARTED
102. Solomon's ___. : SEAL
103. Heroic defender of Troy. : AENEAS
106. River in which Thetis dipped Achilles. : STYX
107. Told by Nessus. : LIES
109. Midday rest. : SIESTA
113. Small fish. : SMELT
114. Stripe. : WEAL
115. Native of ancient Macedonian city. : BEREAN
117. Floating. : ASWIM
118. Narrow band. : TAPE
119. Shed by Niobe. : TEAR
120. Senseless. : MAD
121. Desserts. : PIES
123. Head: French. : TETE
124. ___ bear. : ANT
125. Of the Stygian ferryman. : CHARONIC
127. Father of Achilles. : PELEUS
129. Daughter of Eris. : ATE
130. Strident. : RAUCOUS
132. Wise king of Israel. : SOLOMON
134. Greek goddess of agriculture. : DEMETER
136. Exalt. : ENNOBLE
137. Duty on cargo. : TONNAGE
138. Eliciters. : EDUCERS
139. Checkerwork. : TESSEL
140. Wise-counseling king of Pylos. : NESTOR
141. Harvard College book awards. : DETURS
1. The other Delian twin. : ARTEMIS
2. Ceramists. : POTTERS
3. How many eyes has a Cyclops? : ONE
4. Careen. : LIST
5. Hadean river of oblivion. : LETHE
6. A Caucasian. : OSSETE
7. Sex of the Erinyes. : FEMININE
8. Site of the Augean stables. : ELIS
9. Matters: Law. : RES
10. Aegean island. : ICARIA
11. Soul: Hinduism. : ATMAN
12. She contrived the apple of discord. : ERIS
13. Indian seaport. : BOMBAY
14. Kind of nymph Echo was. : OREAD
15. Charles ___ Kennedy. : RANN
16. Omega. : END
17. To torture, as Tantalus. : AGONIZE
18. Bristles. : SETULES
19. Ancient Roman barrack. : CANABA
21. Semitic goddess identified with Aphrodite. : ASTARTE
23. Drawing rooms. : SALONS
29. ___ Lisa. : MONA
31. Fruit drinks. : ADES
34. Valiant. : STALWART
36. Bits of wisdom. : SMATTERS
38. Dog of the hunter, Orion. : SIRIUS
40. Hastened. : HIED
42. Antelope. : GNU
43. Part of Pan's syrinx. : PIPE
44. Court bench. : BANC
46. A hetaera of Corinth, most beautiful woman of her age. : LAIS
48. Consort of Aphrodite. : ARES
49. Fretting about. : CARING
51. Herculean task. : FEAT
53. Wagnerian earth goddess. : ERDA
54. ___ of Anjou. : RENE
55. Venerates. : REVERES
56. Electra's brother. : ORESTES
57. Shatters. : SMASHES
59. Fabric used for window shades. : HOLLAND
60. Lover of Hero. : LEANDER
61. Icarius' daughter, who hanged herself in grief. : ERIGONE
62. Moon deity who loved Endymion. : SELENE
63. He said, "Carpe diem." : HORACE
65. Auspices. : OMENS
66. Time long since past. : YORE
67. Beautiful: Ital. : BELLA
70. Scatter. : TED
72. Achilles' vulnerable spot. : HEEL
73. Greek goddess of vengeance. : ARA
76. Over these presides Terpsichore. : DANCES
78. Frightened. : STARTLED
80. Crossbow. : ARBALEST
83. Homer's calling. : POET
84. Orion's dog's transformation. : STAR
85. Greek letters. : ETAS
88. Mother of Dionysius. : SEMELE
90. Greek hero, son of Telamon. : AJAX
91. Votes for. : AYES
94. Undiluted. : NEAT
95. Pentyl. : AMYL
97. Mountain nymph, mother of Hermes. : MAIA
99. Polish noble. : STAROST
100. Norse goddess. : EIR
101. River dredger. : DEEPENER
103. Gazing. : ASTARE
104. Flowing forth. : EMANANT
105. Roman Poseidon. : NEPTUNE
106. Scorch. : SEAR
108. Glide. : SAIL
110. Knitted jacket. : SWEATER
111. Snickers. : TITTERS
112. Arabian nobles. : AMEERS
114. Minklike mammal. : WEASEL
115. Smoked meats. : BACONS
116. Lacked. : NEEDED
119. Ultima ___. : THULE
120. Author of verse for children. : MILNE
122. Undressed kid. : SUEDE
125. Male swans. : COBS
126. Midday. : NOON
127. Jumping-stick. : POGO
128. Smudge. : SMUT
131. A lettuce. : COS
133. Boxing ring equipment. : MAT
135. Small shield. : ECU

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