Barbara Stanwyck in the film “Sorry, Wrong Number”, 1948
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Puzzle by Stu Ockman / Edited by Will Shortz
This fetching Thursday crossword features six squares containing the word CALL, resulting in the following:
- CALL THE DOGS OFF (1A. Stop threatening) with CALLIOPE (1D. Homer’s Muse)
- BACALL (12A. “How to Marry a Millionaire” actress) with CALLBOX (14D. Roadside fixture)
- DON’T CALL US, WE’LL CALL YOU (38A. Audition rebuff) with RECALL (28D. Reminisce about) and RAPSCALLION (22D. Rogue)
- CALLAS (66A. Singer known as La Divina) with CATCALL (56D. Sound of derision)
- TOO CLOSE TO CALL (67A. Extremely tight) with ROLL CALL (55D. Class starter)
Other — GUADALCANAL (61A. Site of W.W. II’s first amphibious landing), I HAVE NO IDEA (15A. One’s initial response to this clue, perhaps), ‘MONGST (46D. In the midst of, poetically), ORIOLE’S NEST (17A. Suspended avian home), SPÄTLESE (24D. German wine made from fully ripe grapes), ST. PAULI GIRL (65A. Commercial figure holding six beer mugs).
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