NYT Crossword Puzzle 11-4-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 60A Bricks sold in sets: LEGOS because I learned recently from an interview of Will Arnett that the plural of LEGO is LEGO. I know I’m incorrect when I use LEGOS as the plural for LEGO because it’s too weird to think that the plural of LEGO is LEGO, but I’m not a professional in things related to journalism.

Lame theme today. Super random and nonsensical.

62A Hairy problem? … or a hint to this puzzle’s theme: SPLITENDS.

17A Only Monopoly railroad whose name doesn’t contain “Railroad” / Laughing gleefully: SHORTLINE.
1D Tank top?: GASCAP.
8D Home to the Willamette Valley: OREGON.
Together they make (SC)HORTLIN(EG), GA(SC)CAP, and OR(EG)ON.

9A Attacks from all sides: BESETS.
44A Coastline feature: INLET.
11D Web master? / Of the outer skin layer: SPIDERMAN.
Together they make BE(SE)TS, I(NL)ET, and (SE)PIDERMA(NL).

32A Some daily temps: HIGHS.
67A Malicious group of computers: BOTNET.
34D Expensive bar / Not letting go: HOLDINGON.
Together they make HI(GH)S, BO(TN)ET, and (GH)OLINGO(TN).

31D Bound: LEAP.
40D Scandinavian pop group: ABBA.
40A Setting for “The Sound of Music” / Greyhound journey: BUSTRIP.
Together they make LE(AP), (AB)BA, and (AB)USTRI(AP).

Finished this one in 20:28.

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