Minerva victorious over Ignorance
Ignorance is at Athena's feet (bottom right).
Painted by Bartholomeus Spranger (c. 1591)
Künsthistorische Museum, Wien
Friday, July 17, 2015
Puzzle by Paolo Pasco / Edited by Will Shortz
Of interest — ANITRA (10D. “Peer Gynt” enchantress); ATHENE (55A. Goddess of wisdom, to Homer); BECAUSE I CAN (16D. “Reason” that doesn’t explain anything); BEL (30D. Measure of volume); BIGAMIST (16A. Person having one too many?); BIG IDEAS (3D. TED talk topics); CHAP (8D. Get cracking?); KAHUNAS (14A. Island bigwigs); KICKSTARTER (14D. Money source since 2009); MAD ABOUT YOU (29A. 1990s sitcom set in New York); MAGELLAN (50A. Man who named the Pacific Ocean); MINOR THREAT (19D. Third-party candidate, typically); NAS (27A. “Life Is Good” rapper, 2012); SOMERSAULTS (32A. Flips); STREAKER (33D. Buff runner?); TIME COP (18A. 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme film); WALTER MITTY (34A. Daydreaming type).
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