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520. Predicament

  1. Dancy, Captain Ronald must persecute friend to save own skin. [Br. Lit.: Loyalties, Magill I, 533534]
  2. Gordian knot inextricable difficulty; Alexander cut the original. [Gk. Hist.: Espy, 49]
  3. Lady or the Tiger, The hero must choose one of two doors. [Am. Lit.: The Lady or the Tiger ]
  4. Marta loves husband; forced into adultery by patron. [Ger. Opera: dAlbert, Tiefland, Westerman, 373]
  5. Scylla and Charybdis two equally dangerous alternatives. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey, Espy, 41]
  6. Symplegades cliffs at Black Sea entrance; clashed together as ships passed through. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 251]