NYT Crossword Puzzle 8-12-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 5A It’s found near a trap: DELT because I didn’t understand it until I was deciding which clue to pull out. Then I realized that it was trap as in the trapezius muscle. Which is near the deltoid muscle.

From PhysioHealth.com.au

The theme of this puzzle was fun in a way that any pedant would appreciate.

18A *Sensitive part of the elbow: FUNNYNERVE.
20A *Oft-wished-upon sighting: SHOOTINGMETEOR.
57A *Symbol of Australia: KOALAMARSUPIAL.
63A *Headwear made from jipijapa fibers: ECUADORHAT.

40A What each asterisked clue’s answer does, to correct a misnomer?: CALLSITLIKEITIS.

18A We says funny bone, but it’s a nerve.
20A It’s not actually a star.
57A Koalas aren’t bears.
63A Panama hats aren’t from Panama but from Ecuador.

I think I could rock a Panama Hat. I don’t think I need a Montecristi Superfino, but if someone gave it to me, I’d most certainly wear it.

Finished this one in 20:18.

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