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CALL TO THE COLORS

New York Times, Sunday, July 3, 1960

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,006
Across Down
1. Silvery. : ARGENT
7. Color of a bird of paradise. : EMERALD
14. Brown as an apple. : RUSSET
20. Campus cap. : BEANIE
21. N. H. city of dog-sled derby. : LACONIA
22. The color tan. : ORIOLE
23. Black ___, the Japanese Current. : STREAM
24. Variegated, like quartz. : AGATINE
25. Poet of the green isle. : OSSIAN
26. Inspiration for Keats. : URN
27. Did out of malice. : SPITED
29. The color citron yellow. : MIMOSA
31. Creek. : RIA
32. Unicorn of the Bible. : REEM
34. The epitomize women. : EVES
35. Greek island. : SAMOS
36. Volunteer State: Abbr. : TENN
37. Restrained. : DETERRED
39. Bluish-gray ores. : GALENAS
41. Bidding: Archaic. : HEST
42. Extinct birds. : MOAS
43. Arthurian knight. : BALIN
44. Show review in theatre lobby. : RAVE
46. Old playing cards. : TAROTS
49. Say it again. : RESTATE
51. Father of Abraham. : TERAH
54. Hot month in Argentina: Span. : ENERO
55. Boat of P. I. : BANCA
56. Small blood vessels. : VEINULES
59. Last name of Abie and Rose. : LEVY
60. 1936 candidate. : LANDON
61. In a zooming way. : SOARINGLY
62. Running bird. : EMU
63. European honeysuckle flower. : GOLDANDSILVER
65. Son of Apollo. : ION
66. An Odets hero. : GOLDENBOY
68. Pronounced dislikes: Colloq. : PEEVES
69. So ___! : BEIT
70. More often than never. : UNSELDOM
71. The little men who aren't there. : ELVES
72. Sac, in anatomy. : BURSA
73. Special fisher. : EELER
74. Tasted. : SAMPLED
77. Brighton's county. : SUSSEX
78. Change course. : VEER
80. Pickled-pepper picker. : PIPER
81. Three stars in Orion. : BELT
82. Jazzman Brubeck. : DAVE
85. Less complex. : SIMPLER
87. Merge and mingle. : COALESCE
91. Endive blue color. : IRIS
92. Kind of bear, ideally camouflaged. : POLAR
93. Spicy flavor. : TANG
94. Scene of Vichy trials, 1942. : RIOM
95. Sign in a theatre lobby. : SRO
96. Join. : FASTEN
98. Attires: Rare. : TIRERS
100. Clip. : LOP
101. Dusty ___, ashy-gray plant. : MILLER
103. Run. : OPERATE
105. Half-Red continent. : EUROPE
107. Ancient writings of Persia. : AVESTA
108. Inducing mirth. : RISIBLE
109. More level. : EVENER
110. Red ___. : LETTER
111. Feeling or looking bluer. : SEEDIER
112. Table linen. : NAPERY
1. Ridiculous. : ABSURD
2. Imperfect paper. : RETREE
3. Pigeon blood or Spanish wine. : GARNET
4. Hydrocarbon suffix. : ENE
5. Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
6. Paintings. : TEMPERAS
7. Walking on air. : ELATED
8. Wizards. : MAGES
9. Plant modified by environment. : ECAD
10. Twaddle. : ROT
11. Zoological kingdom. : ANIMALIA
12. Arnica. : LINIMENT
13. Guardian spirit. : DAEMON
14. Aussie jumpers, for short. : ROOS
15. ___ Minor. : URSA
16. Little girl. : SIS
17. Evening affair. : SOIREE
18. Oleins. : ELAINS
19. Occupant. : TENANT
28. Pulitzer prize composer. : IVES
30. Glacial ridges. : OSAR
33. "Lord, keep my ___ green." : MEMORY
35. Part of a table setting. : SALTANDPEPPER
36. On ___ (fleeing). : THERUN
38. Newspaper section. : ROTO
39. D'Artagnan was one. : GASCON
40. Lampoons. : SATIRES
43. Shading used in newspaper cartoons. : BENDAY
45. To come: Fr. : VENIR
46. A language of India: Var. : TELEGU
47. Flower. : ANEMONE
48. Recoil in distaste: Obs. : REVULSE
49. Chance thoughts. : RANDOMS
50. Developed. : EVOLVED
52. HQ of the spahis. : ALGIERS
53. Secret wife of Abélard. : HELOISE
55. Italian aviator. : BALBO
57. Roof edges. : EAVES
58. Sentence structure. : SYNTAX
60. London, in Paris. : LONDRES
61. Sifter. : SIEVER
63. Jelly, in cookery. : GELEE
64. Retailer. : SELLER
67. Digs. : DELVES
69. ___ Brown. : BUSTER
72. Red baits him. : BULL
75. A perfect kind of order. : APPLEPIE
76. Patrons of La Scala. : MILANESE
77. Ocean color. : SEAGREEN
79. Tears. : RIPS
81. Like ivory. : BONE
82. Gray and gloomy. : DISMAL
83. Get there. : ARRIVE
84. Pansy's cousin. : VIOLET
86. Cars. : MOTORS
87. Business life. : CAREER
88. Italian novelist. : SILONE
89. He rolls out the barrels. : COOPER
90. Dominion: Poet. : EMPERY
93. White Queen, for example. : TITLE
96. Garden party. : FETE
97. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
98. Japanese sock. : TABI
99. Fiji capital. : SUVA
102. Vessel of W.W. II. : LST
104. Well free of. : RID
106. Tie fabric. : REP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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