08.22.13 — CALL

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)


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