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NYT Crossword Puzzle 11-24-21 Complete (contains spoilers) #nytxw

I pulled out 31D Dark green side dish: KALESALAD because the Trader Joe’s kale something or other that’s sold in glass jars is being recalled because it may have glass in it! Moral of the story: no kale. Get your roughage from broccoli.

Writing this one from my phone, which isn’t ideal, but there you go. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Finished this one in 15:10.

NYT Crossword Puzzle 10-10-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 43A Tax pro, for short: CPA because I’m a CPA and I do not do tax. I knew when I went into financial accounting that people would ask me tax questions and that people would not remember that I do not do tax. It has panned out that. Some people don’t even believe that I don’t do tax. Some say, “But you used to, right?” The answer to that always is no.

The title of this puzzle is Clue: The Movie.

23A Field of Dreams: PSYCHOANALYSIS.
50A Top Gun: TSHIRTGUN. How are those always awesome?
66A Letters From Iwo Jima: KANJI.
67A The Imitation Game: SIMONSAYS.
69A The Fifth Element: BORON.
84A A Man for All Seasons: BINGEWATCHER. OK, so Calah and I started watching Squid Game, and it’s sooooooooo slooooooooooooooooow. It was described to me as a Netflix show in Korean rather than a K-drama. We’re not even halfway through the show yet, but the formula tends to be that they telegraph what’s going to happen, the obvious thing happens, and then they remind you of the thing that just happened. That way you never fall behind. Or have to think. Or pay attention the whole way through. It’s not a popular opinion, but still.
97A Scent of a Woman: CHANELNOFIVE.
113A Wayne’s World: GOTHAM. Bruce Wayne.
114A Space Jam: FLYMETOTHEMOON. And let me play on the red carpet?

Finished this one in 42:07.

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NYT Crossword Puzzle 8-4-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I will be updating this later with the proper content, but I’m away from my computer right now and don’t know if I’ll be back before midnight.

Finished this one in 8:13. Almost my top score of 7:38 but slower.

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NYT Crossword 8-19-20 Complete

OK someone tell me what’s going on here. I’ve never seen this in my LIFE.

1A. With 5-Across, means of survival
1D. With 41-Across, generational sequence

The answers to 5A is BOAT, and the answer to 41A is CYCLE. The answer to both 1A and 1D is LIFE.

I haven’t discussed Will Shortz in a while, but dude! Come on! If it’s not sloppiness, it’s totally WayLame.com. Real sad, bro.

Is he slipping? Did he forget to edit this one? I’m still at a loss for words on this one, and that’s a surprise because I had to come up with one fewer than I thought I’d have to.