Crossword: Heroes!

From Comics to Literature

Spring 2016 crossword puzzle designed by Alberto Rios.

Regents' Professor and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos created this puzzle in celebration of those who lead by example. Indeed, heroes and heroines typically aren't content to sit on their laurels but instead choose to act for good.

The heroes in this puzzle come in many shapes and sizes: real and imagined, local and global, small and large, likely and unlikely. Happy solving!

Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
–Lao Tzu


1  D'Artagnan was fourth (2wds)
7  Betty Friedan wrote about the Feminine one and Jennifer Lawrence plays the movie one
9  Hero of the Odyssey
10  Places where you might find Diamondbacks
12  Generic name for canine heroes
14  These kind of knights were mainstays of medieval chivalric romance literature
15  Ahab, America, Kirk, Hook, Corelli
16  Did you hear the one about...
18  Not the hero of the Odyssey—the other one, and what he says
19  To listen again
20  Her foot fit the glass slipper perfectly
21  What Julius Caesar wore
24  Nature, Goose, Courage
25  Luis Gonzalez, Dbacks world series hero
26  Some wore ten-gallon hats
27  Merlin's science

Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men—the other 999 follow women.
–Groucho Marx


1  Can be domesticated
2  Anti-hero of the West
3  Lived at 221B Baker Street (2wds)
4  Navajo poet laureate Laura
5  There was a nightmare on this street
6  Lancelot, Galahad, Gawain, Isaac Newton
8  Baby
11  Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive!
12  Wears a lightning bolt on his chest
13  Where heroes of astronomy work
16  Giant-killer
17  Kong
18  She visited Oz with Toto
22  Heroes often use this last measure of energy to save the day
23  Batman and Robin were a dynamic example
24  Al Capone was head of it?
25  Alice Cooper went to this Glendale community college (abbrev)

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