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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.

Theme!

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.

DayThis WkBestAverage4-Wk AvgStreak
Monday4:133:499:205:2783
Tuesday10:265:2213:1110:507
Wednesday7:3816:5613:2822
Thursday12:1227:5819:189
Friday10:2930:0218:4522
Saturday20:1131:3623:0422
Sunday15:1151:4937:489

NYT Crossword Puzzle 7-27-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 7D Best Musical Tony winner of 1975, with “The”: WIZ and 9D Cousin of a trumpet: CORNET because when I was a child, I was in a production of The Wiz through the Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts, which was at The Coronet Theater in LA. I could have sworn there was a sign out front of a cornet, but a small crown is not the same as a trumpetlike instrument.

This puzzle has a pieceful theme.

16A Inject new life into: REVITALIZE. Literally what that means.
24A Bridge and highway designers: ENGINEERS. Nobody ever remembers the train operators.
44A Hawaii _ National Park: VOLCANOES. I had initially put in HALEAKALA, but that wasn’t it.
57A End of the world: APOCALYPSE. Yes.

36A Technology used by smartphones nowadays … or a hint to the ends of 16-, 24-, 44- and 57-Across: FACERECOGNITION.

Because:

16A REVITALIZE->EYES.
24A ENGINEERS->EARS.
44A VOLCANOES->NOSE.
57A APOCALYPSE->LIPS.

Finished this one in 7:51.

DayThis WkBestAverage4-Wk AvgStreak
Monday7:013:499:288:2067
Tuesday7:515:2213:3812:3810
Wednesday7:3817:2812:357
Thursday12:1229:1928:057
Friday16:2334:5629:227
Saturday27:4334:0633:367
Sunday15:1156:4742:247