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Cryptogram 02

Updated: Sunday, November 5th, 2000

Hello, Cryptophile!

Still possessing a vestigial knowledge of ancient myths?
Then, apply your cunning to our cryptic descriptions in the boxes below:
One letter given and each X representing one other letter.
Having reached the right conclusions you'll read an ancient name
in the column marked with red.

CRYPTON 02
1. X X X X X M X X X The High King listened pensively, when the Frisian
mother told an Osman ruler a Gaulish “No!”
2. X X X E X This fine Lady took to her heels with her lover
and shared his bed for the next ten heroic years
3. X X X X X X X R X She foretold a dark future, but nobody ever took heed,
least of all the Egyptian sun-god and his donkey
4. X X X T X X This feverishly active character brought on his own
downfall by killing a hero’s best friend
5. X X X X X X E X For the greater part of the story he kept to his tent, backing
on his heels, and ill-disposed towards the Achaean cause
6. X X X I X An European capital that apparently is bearing his name,
he certainly never visited himself
7. X X X X B X X Phew! The great heat in this vehicle makes you long
for a cool spot in the shadow, he mused
8. X X X X X X X X L X X X To reach the muddled isle the fearless foreign queen
crossed a great river for five times with hydrogen

How to solve this cryptogram puzzle? ..... First, read all the items together, ... then use the 'Index' to gather available information, finally, use your knowledge of Greek and of myth and all of your imagination ... the sound of words, anagrams, wordplay, puns ...

Did you find the solution? The full name in the marked column?
Great !!!

Now, check your results with Crypton nr. 02
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