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Cryptogram 05

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.

1. X E X X X X He's the proverbial old sage, who's always there where
the action is, and bringing hotheads to their senses
2. X X X H X X X They say his head kept singing even after the raving
bunch of Maenads had torn him apart
3. X X D X X Another raving woman, lethal to relatives, loyal to her
lover, until he deigned to leave her. Then she prepared
a brew much more fiery than mead
4. X H X X X X X Being a sage he only needed to look beyond his Dutch
nose to discover a Greek letter
5. X E X X X An old king at Iolcus-on-sea, restored to his youth by
this woman his son brought home by Hellespont
6. X X X X L X X X X X X Sailing through these clashing gateposts wasn't simple,
unless a dove had slipped through just in front of you
[combination of 2 words, slightly altered]
7. H X X X X X X X This club-wielding hero could afford to be careless,
though he sailed into dire straits at least a dozen times
8. X X X X X The real first name of Beverly Hills 90210's foremost
hero, though our real hero is of a rather different cast

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. 05
It's a mere mouse click away,

Click on me to jump to Solution

and, indeed, there's much more to it!



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