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Ashpet Crossword Puzzle

by Frances Auville

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Note:  This puzzle requires knowledge of "Ashpet," published by Richard Chase in Grandfather Tales (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948), including the ending in Chase's version.

Reprinted with permission from Journey Through Fantasy Literature:  A Resource Guide for Teachers.   Vol. I.  Ed. Roberta T. Herrin. Developed during a Teachers Institute sponsored by East Tennessee State University and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1988–89.

         2     3          4           5
6    7     8               
    10 11     12                   
    13             14        15    
    16         17     18          
    20      21                     22  
        24            25         

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 1.  Counterpart of the King's Ball

 6.  To want

 8.  What they hid Ashpet under

 9.  State of Ashpet's real family

12.  Trimmed to make slipper fit

13.  Trimmed to make slipper fit

14.  Way to move boats

16.  Life led by daughters (abbreviation)

18.  Reply to the witch's request for her hair to
           be combed by daughters

19.  The King's son looked high and ________.

21.  Where Ashpet slept

23.  Pronoun for King's son

26.  Captured Ashpet in the river


1.  Similar story

2.  Color of Ashpet's dress and slippers

3.  Animal that became a mare

4.  What Ashpet carried fire in

5.  How Ashpet felt when she was rescued

7.  To fill with happiness

11.  The soft spot on Old Hairy Man

15.  Counterpart of Fairy Godmother

17.  Counterpart of horse and carriage

20.  Helped the King's son find Ashpet

22.  What might have been in the river

24.  Appalachian word for father

25.  Appalachian word for mother

See also 

Study Guides for Jack Tale Players

Ashpet in Annotated Index of Appalachian Folktales

Wicked John Crossword Puzzle

Bibliography of Appalachian Folktales

Complete List of AppLit Pages on Folklore

Creative Activities for Three Folktales, including "Ashpet"

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