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(Re: 5 Across) NOUN; a manse is a large, stately house. Synonyms and similar words include: hall, mansion, residence. The word derives from Medieval Latin mansus meaning "unit of land" from the Latin manere for "remain." In later English usage, the word manse came to refer to a house some Christian denominations, especially the Presbyterians, provide for their minister.
(Re: 36 Across) NOUN; subsistence 1. Minimal resources for subsisting. 2. The condition of being or managing to stay alive, especially when there is barely enough food or money for survival. 3. The state of existing in reality; having substance; the condition of continuing to exist. 4. In philosophy, an abstract quality that something possesses of existing timelessly and autonomously. The word is often used to describe a mode of farming in which the farmers aim only to feed themselves and their families. Subsistence derives from the word subsist, which in turn derives either directly or via French from the Latin subsistere meaning "stand up to."
(Re: 47 Across) PROPER NOUN; Erato is one of the nine Muses of Greek mythology who inspired and protected the arts and sciences. Erato is the Muse of love poetry. The others include Calliope, Muse of epic poetry and song, Clio, Muse of history, Euterpe, Muse of flutes and lyric song, Melpomene, Muse of tragedy, Polyhymnia, Muse of sacred song, Terpsichore, Muse of dance, Thalia, Muse of comedy and bucolic poetry, and Urania, Muse of astronomy. The Muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyn, the goddess of memory.
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