Why: In the In Touch Weekly crossword, #83 Across: Competition at the Greek games
AGONAnswer: Oh. It's just a competition:
- A conflict, especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a work of literature.
- The part of an ancient Greek drama, especially a comedy, in which two characters engage in verbal dispute.
- A test of will; a conflict: “Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology” (Harold Bloom).
- A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
The More You Know: This is the root of the word agony (an intense struggle).