NYT Crossword Puzzle 8-14-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 19A Its flag features a pine and the North Star: MAINE because It took me a while to get there. I kept wanting to put in Libya because it fit, even though it’s Lebanon that has a tree on it, and that tree is a cedar because the cedar of Lebanon is a big deal.

Libya’s flag does have a star on it, but that star isn’t a star but the planet Venus. With Lebanon and Libya ruled out, it had to be Maine, and it was.

Wrong tree and no star (CIA World Factbook)
No tree and star that is really a planet (CIA World Factbook)

No theme this puzzle, so here’s more fun:

Another thing about Maine is that the first time I saw Maine coon, I thought that it was a racoon from Maine. How silly I was two years ago!

It’s just a normal giant cat. But it is from Maine.

NORWAY would I get a cat that big.

Finished this one in 32:28

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