NYT Crossword Puzzle 8-9-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 23A Tattoos, informally: INK not because I’ve gotten any tattoos or because of TatYou but because I recently learned a game called Railroad Ink. It’s a game that takes all the drawing fun of Telestrations and mixes it with the mechanical excitement of 1-4-24. If Nick Pedersen ever reads this blog post, he will learn that 1-4-24 is still my favorite dice game. Overall, I give Railroad Ink a solid B.

The theme of this puzzle is NOT what you’re thinking it was.

17A Gets past, as an obstacle: OVERCOMES.
56A Opposite of 17-Across?: UNDERGOES.

25A Where pirates roam: HIGHSEAS.
45A Opposite of 25-Across?: LOWLANDS.

35A Omitted: LEFTOFF.
37A Opposite of 35-Across?: RIGHTON.

Oof! With the wedding on Sunday, I’ll soon have more time to write deeper thoughts.

Finished this one in 11:44.

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A poor showing today.

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