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Cryptogram 12

Updated: Sunday, November 5th, 2000

Hello, Cryptophile!

Still in possession of a vestigial knowledge of ancient myths?
Then, for the last time,
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 12/9947
1. X X X X P X X X X When a murder had been committed, this Lady
Avenger wasn't easy on the phone
2. X X X X Y X X If you roused their fury enough, these fearsome three
wouldn't stop at chasing you even unto Ireland, yes!
3. X X X X X E X From the Furies no rest for this matricide; his mother
having murdered his father, being but a lame excuse
4. X X X X X I X X X Never call them by their real name, but use this
euphemism to avert their furious attention
5. X X X X G X X X X The high king's daughter to be slaughtered in Aulis,
spirited away to be found a priestess in Tauris
6. X X X X X R X Mourning befits her, this woman made of treacle
7. X X X X X R X Taken at face value, wielding her wrathful fury
must have given her a Great Time in Greece
8. X X X T X X By fate the prototypical spinster

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. 12
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and, indeed, there's much more to it!



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