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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.

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NYT Crossword Puzzle 7-6-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

A new PR for Tuesday! Now, Tuesdays are a mixed bag. But today I was just flying through. I’m also kinda drowning because my allergies are going crazy. I couldn’t help but solve this one Monday night, and I’m happy I did.

I pulled out 26A Relaxing soak before bed, maybe: HOTBATH because nothing sounds more attractive right now. Tired from those 20 miles walked in Santa Barbara and the allergies.

This puzzle has a music music theme.

69A Pop group with the hits 17-, 39- and 61-Across: ABBA.

17A All that a greedy businessperson thinks about?: MONEYMONEYMONEY.

38A Demand made with hands outstretched?: GIMMEGIMMEGIMME.

61A Particularly enthusiastic cry at the altar?: IDOIDOIDOIDOIDO.

Finished this one in 5:22.

Old Tuesday record was 5:52. I beat that by 30 seconds.

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