NYT Crossword Puzzle 11-9-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 56D E-commerce site for homemade goods: ETSY because I may start making cutting boards to sell on my Etsy shop. I’ve got maple, walnut, cherry, and ash to use. I posted the final installment of the first cutting board series this morning in the woodworking blog. The second cutting board series starts next Tuesday.


17A “God in his wisdom made the fly / And then forgot …”: TOTELLUSWHY. They never seem to go away. Then I shower. Then they go away. And then they’re back. Seriously, how many times am I supposed to shower a month?
24A “Tell me, O Octopus, I begs, / Is those things arms …?”: ORISTHEYLEGS.
47A “The cow is of the bovine ilk; / One end is moo, …”: THEOTHERMILK.
58A “The trouble with a kitten is that / Eventually it …”: BECOMESACAT.

39A Poet Nash, who wrote the lines in 17-, 24-, 47- and 58-Across: OGDEN.

During his lifetime, Ogden Nash was the most widely known, appreciated, and imitated American creator of light verse, a reputation that has continued after his death. Few writers of light or serious verse can claim the same extensive dissemination of their poems that Nash’s works enjoy, both with and without citation of the author. Certain Nash lines, such as “If called by a panther, / Don’t anther,” and “In the vanities / No one wears panities,” and “Candy / Is dandy, / But liquor / Is quicker” have become bits of popular American folklore. As Nash remarked in a late verse, the turbulent modern world has much need for the relief his whimsy offers: “In chaos sublunary / What remains constant but buffoonery?” Nash’s peculiar variety of poetic buffoonery combines wit and imagination with eminently memorable rhymes.

From Poetry Foundation

Finished this one in 10:26.

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