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Cryptogram 10

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 X R X X X Not counting their cartridges,
the French shoot this bird by the tens
2. X X X X X X U X "Any idea," said the amazed architect,
"when my salad will be due?"
3. X X X X U X X X X X X On doctor's orders the god proceeded
to put his asp on ice as usual
4. X X X O X Of this taurean king a whole culture took its
name, though the name seems less than it is
5. X X X X X L X X X X The pushy pilot urged the hippy louts
to kiss the lusty hippo on its typhous lips
6. X X X E X X X The Cretan princess caused havoc in Athens,
taking her life when her step-son was killed
7. X X X X U X He wasn't born a high-flier and when he tried,
he got his feathers burned and died
8. X X X X X I X After each successful hunting party
The goddess liked to suck a smartie

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. 10
It's a mere mouse click away,

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



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