NYT Crossword Puzzle 8-23-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

Last night I missed my first day in over two months. It was my mother-in-law’s wedding, and we got back close to midnight. The streak was going to end soon anyway because the Jewish holidays come in two-day blocks, but it ended a couple weeks earlier than I’d thought it would.

I pulled out 43A Ave. crossers: STS because I think it’s a bad clue. Streets aren’t always avenue crossers. A better clue would have been Fmr. NASA program.

Theme time!

18A “Siskel & Ebert & the Movies” catchphrase: TWOTHUMBSUP. RIP Gene Siskel. I hadn’t realized he was only 53.
25A “Seinfeld” catchphrase: NOSOUPFORYOU. Am I the only one who isn’t a fan of the soup nazi? I never cared for the character.
39A “Columbo” catchphrase: JUSTONEMORETHING. Peter Falk was amazing. Until recently I didn’t realize that he was the grandpa in The Princess Bride.


49A “The Jackie Gleason Show” catchphrase: HOWSWEETITIS. I have never watched the show.
61A “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” catchphrase: FINALANSWER. Better: “He’s won a million dollas!” RIP Regis.


Finished this one in 7:27.

DayThis WkBestAverage4-Wk AvgStreak
Monday7:273:499:277:3871
Tuesday5:2213:3711:4413
Wednesday7:3817:2516:2611
Thursday12:1229:0727:1111
Friday16:2334:2431:2111
Saturday27:4334:3835:3511
Sunday15:1155:1340:490
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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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