Crossword: Heroes! From Comics to Literature
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.
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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.
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
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
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)