August 2012 Crossword

by Ken Greatorex

Theme: Greek & Roman Mythology

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CLUES ACROSS:

           1. Greek god of the wild, shepherds and flocks [3]

2. Roman king of the gods [7]

5. Of the underworld [8]

8. Snake [3]

10. Roman virgin goddess, equated with Greek Athena [7]

12. Ancient [3]

14. Wife and sister of Zeus [4]

16. Organ of vision [3]

18. & 20 Down. Site of a battle in which Constantine was allegedly promised victory if his army adopted the Christian symbol (Two words: [7], [6])

19. Male courtesy title [3]

21. Garden implement [3]

22. Body of water  [3]

23. Irrational ratio [2]

24. Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation [9]

26. Greek god of the underworld [5]

29. Image representing a deity [4]

30. Major Roman god of agriculture, liberation, and time [6]

31. Greek winged spirit best known for stealing food from Phineus [5]

34. Greek adolescent male: young soldier [6]

35. In the style of an ancient Greek epic [7]

36. Long narrative poems [5]

38. Roman sea god equated with 33 Down [7]

40. Eccentric wheel used as a timer in machinery [3]

45. Native of the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea [9]

46. Prince of Troy slain by Achilles [6]

47. Mountain range shared by Russia and Kazakhstan [4]

48 and 28 Down. Subject of a popular monotheistic Roman cult; “The Unconquered Sun”  (Two words, [3], [8])

49. Roman god of beginnings and endings [5]

52. To remove by cutting [6]

54. Mislead, cheat, act deceitfully [5]

57. Roman household gods [5]

58. Long eventful journey in archaic Greek literature [7]

60. Owner of  “The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships” [5]

61. Specific group of African natives [6]

62. Roman auxiliary troops or cavalry [3]

63. Alternative name for Troy [5]

64. Trojan princess with the gift of prophecy, doomed so that no one would ever believe her predictions [9]

65. Greek island on which the famous armless statue of Venus now in the Louvre was created [5]

66. Sea Eagle [4]

CLUES DOWN:

1. Combustible structure used in funeral rites [4]   

2. Appellation [4]

3. Roman equivalent of 14 across [4]

4. Unleavened Polish dumplings [6]

5. Reduces temperature [5]

6. Reduce by fifty per cent [5]

7. Day in the Roman calendar marking the approximate middle of the month [4]

9. Helen’s abductor [5]

11. Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and  justice [6]

13. Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing [5]

15. Fully developed, consummated [4]

17. Island in the Federated States of Micronesia [3]

18. Roman god, equivalent of  Greek Hermes [7]

20. See 18 Across

24. Central character of the Iliad. [8]

25. Central Greek site of an oracle who was a priestess of Apollo [6]

27. Commander of the Greek forces  in The Trojan War [9]

28. See 48 Across

30. Oracular seeress of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean. [5]

32. Sailboat [5]

33. Greek god of the sea and horses [8]

37. Improvised jazz singing [4]

39. Sicilian volcano [4]

41. Roman God of War [4]

42. Temple dedicated to 11 Down [9]

43. Roman name for a Greek demigod, famous for his strength [10]

44. Roman god of fire, equivalent to Greek Hephaestus [6]

50. God of light, truth, prophecy, healing, music and poetry in both Greek and Roman mythology [6]

51. Magic word used by Sinbad to open doors [6]

52. Moral principle [5]

53. Herb used in both traditional and modern medicine as a laxative  [5]

55. Leftover scrap of food [3]

56. Greek chief god [4]

57. Den [4]

59. Podium [4]

62. Sicken [3]

SOLUTION 

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