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NYT Crossword 12-29-20 Complete

A Tuesday with errors that slowed my time down. And my hands are freezing. It’s 44 degrees in LA right now. Heater? Nah. But that may change as I continue to type.

In other news, I’m now on Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 14 entitled Ozymandias. That’s the one on IMDb that’s rated 10/10. I’ve continued not to find this season compelling (other than to turn it off), and I’m wondering if the episode is a 10/10 in the context of this season or if it’s 10/10 in the context of the show. I can’t imagine it’s the latter.

I pulled out 5D Garment that may be “dropped”: TROU because I don’t think it’s appropriate use of quotation marks. Trou is short for trousers. Pants. Dropping pants and dropping trousers is the same thing. Why it “dropped” and not dropped? I don’t like it. If I’m wrong about this, please let me know.

I got the answers to the theme clues before I got the answer to the theme clue.

17A Xena, notably: WARRIORPRINCESS. While watching the second season of Are You the One?, Jessica has black hair and blue eyes. I’m convinced that her hair is dyed black, but Calah either isn’t convinced or is messing with me. They dyed Lucy Lawless’s hair for Xena. This argument got me nowhere.
27A Largest lizard on earth (up to 10 feet long): KOMODODRAGON. It’s huge and eats big animals!


47A Who sang the 1973 #1 hit “Midnight Train to Georgia”: GLADYSKNIGHT.

63A “Happily ever after” … or what 17-, 27-, 39- or 47-Across has?: FAIRYTALEENDINGS! PRINCESS, DRAGON, TOWER, KNIGHT.

Finished this one in 13:27 after correcting errors.