NYT Crossword Puzzle 7-10-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

This Saturday puzzle looked hopeless. I’m really glad I started Friday when it came out and picked it up again tonight. If I’d had to start it tonight, it would have a severe impact on anything else I’m doing.

I pulled out 1D Computer store: CACHE because I was struggling with that one for so long. I kept going back to it. At first I’d thought APPLE, but that didn’t make any sense because there was no hint that it was that. Nothing else really fit. It wasn’t the last clue I got, but it was close.

The theme also seemed to be long and a little obscure?

1A Goof: CARELESSMISTAKE. Not an early answer for me.
16A Mischievous character in West African folklore: ANANSITHESPIDER. Um, what?

Published in 1987, so I can’t claim to be too old!

Oh. I’m just uncultured.

17A Hosts: COMMUNIONWAFER. Too Jewish to have gotten this one early.
61A Passive-aggressive tactic: SILENT TREATMENT.
64A Renter’s amenity: PRIVATEENTRANCE. How is this the answer to this clue?
65A Gaze at with appreciation: FEASTONESEYESON.

Finished this one in 35:13.

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