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Cryptogram 11

Updated: Sunday, November 5th, 2000

Hello, Cryptophile!

Still in possession of a vestigial knowledge of ancient myths?
Then, fill in your cunning solutions of our cryptic descriptions in the boxes below,
with one letter given and each X representing one other letter.
If you come to the right conclusions, you'll read an ancient name
in the column marked with red.

CRYPTON 11/9919
1. X X X X X X I X X It's easier for a seer to be blind
2. X X X X X X U X Storming Thebes, this capable warrior
went down by a blow of a saucepan
3. X X X X X L X X A treacherous Theban prince whose faulty
motto was: To Cleese or not to Cleese?
4. X X X N X X Having no gear a Phoenician king should
never go near an ogre on an orange onager
5. X X X X X U X Blinded by fate, this complex personality
fell foul with Opus Dei
6. X X X X X X X S The only surviving hero recited a sad Sutra
for his six comrads killed in battle
7. X X X X X X C X X As his name spells nice ploys but many
quarrels, he was left on the field unburied
8. X X X M X X He slew the dragon after a cat and mouse
game and sowed its teeth in Theban soil

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 !!!

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