NYT Crossword 6-8-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

Hey! Crossword puzzle posts on consecutive days? Whatttttt. Crazy. I guess it helps when you start the puzzle on a Monday night. I had thought this one would be easier than it was. It wasn’t. It was exactly as hard as it is.

I pulled out 23A Ixnay: VETO because I have always hoped that there’s an “I VETOED” sticker for when POTUS decides to say no to a bill.

Today’s theme:

I don’t know if the clue that links them is 56D Greek H’s: ETAS, but I don’t think it is.

20A Checkout devices at Dublin supermarkets?: IRISHSCANNERS.
34A Urban area around a church district?: PARISHMETRO.
40A Claim that a language in “The Lord of the Rings” is not extinct?: ELVISHLIVES.
52A Suggestion to friends on when to meet for lunch?: TENNISHANYONE.

So they all have an H in the middle of known things.
20A IRIS SCANNERS.
34A PARIS METRO.
40A ELVIS LIVES.
52A TENNIS ANYONE?

The one that bothers me is 52A. Tennis anyone? But also: WHO HAS LUNCH AROUND 10? I can’t eat lunch before noon. I can et before noon, but it’s not lunch. Then again, I guess if the service is slow enough or friends are always delayed, 10 sounds like a way ultimately to have lunch at a reasonable time.

And on the topic of unreasonable times, I finished this one in 16:15.

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I'm a guy living the #raabidfun lifestyle. I figured I would create a blog about crossword puzzles I do. The idea is to do the NYT crossword and the WSJ crossword daily as much as I can. That includes when I don't finish and have clearly failed. They can be difficult. Also I am not an attorney, and any legal analysis in this blog reflects my interpretation, which means it can be flawed and should not be relied upon for use in legal matters (especially against me).

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