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NYT Crossword Puzzle 10-24-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 12D One hell of a writer?: DANTE because this year’s theme for the Magic Castle is Dante’s Inferno. Well, it’s Dante’s Inferno II because the theme a decade ago was regular Dante’s Inferno, and a fire did break out, and it was bad.

But this year they have a specialty drink called El Diablo, and it comes with an awesome souvenir cup.

The title of this puzzle is Sports Nuts.

22A Your ex’s new date whom you just can’t stand?: OFFENSIVEREBOUND.
34A Kegels, e.g.?: FLOOREXERCISE.
51A First square of a crossword?: STARTINGBLOCK.
68A “I’ll be your waiter tonight,” e.g.?: SERVICELINE.
82A Conspiracy theory so wild that it can’t be aired?: UNPLAYABLELIE.


96A Plan to leave at a very specific evening time?: SEVENTENSPLIT. I learned in college the theory of how to knock down both pins. I’ve tried but haven’t been successful. I also rarely get the opportunity.
114A Blackjack dealer?: DESIGNATEDHITTER.

Finished this one in 40:01.

DayThis WkBestAverage4-Wk AvgStreak
Monday7:413:499:235:3980
Tuesday7:105:2213:118:604
Wednesday15:527:3817:0317:4221
Thursday24:1112:1228:2022:157
Friday18:5210:2930:5817:3621
Saturday24:2320:1132:4824:2520
Sunday40:0115:1152:4139:317