Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Gordiidae — long, slender, nematoid worms, parasitic in insects.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Gordium ("capital city of Phrygia"). See also Gordian

Examples

  • A Wonderful Day: Cook and Bell have hit centuries and Gordius has delivered a superb puzzle!

    Cryptic crossword No 25,211

  • To make me feel better, I shelled out on Wednesday a.m. for both the Guardian and the Times; finished both, except for that pesky GILLET in Gordius.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,231

  • The holy bird of Zeus was an astonishing sight to Gordius and he went at once to a local family of prophets to have the omen interpreted.

    Alexander the Great

  • Yesterday's Gordius was as generous and warming as a fine port, and polished off with not a little enthusiasm. 31a continues to baffle as a clue, but there could only be one answer, so will let it go.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,212

  • What looked to be an easier-than-usual Gordius at first sight, with its 3-letter word square in the middle, has turned out to be tricky.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,229

  • Gordius, the grid layout and comments so far aren't inspiring much confidence but hope to be finished before Andy's on.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,229

  • Gordius was only a simple farmer and knew nothing of religious rites, so he asked the girl to return with him and conduct the sacrifice.

    Alexander the Great

  • Didn't have a chance to have a bash at yesterday's Gordius until now.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,242

  • Gordius would just shake his head and go for a walk.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • He carried over with him no great forces of his own, but making use of the cheerful aid of the confederates, succeeded, with considerable slaughter of the Cappadocians, and yet greater of the Armenian succors, in expelling Gordius and establishing Ariobarzanes as king.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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