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

More later, but I’ve run out of time and have an early morning. Go Dodgers! Two more to win to get to the World Series 😮 😮 😮

I pulled out 20A Number of Emily Dickinson poems, out of the 1,700+ she wrote, that were published during her lifetime: TEN because I find it amazing that she only had 10 items published while she was alive and people are talking about her a century later. Meanwhile I’m nearing 1000 posts on this blog, and I have no illusions that people not related to me will know about me a quarter of a century after I’m wormfood.

Finished this one in 24:11.

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NYT Crossword 6-20-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

Sundays are so tough because you can get something wrong and hunt for it for forever. And ever. This one was crazy-long for me, though most of it was not dedicated to the crossword.

I pulled out 47A “O mio babbino caro,” e.g.: ARIA and 107D Daughter of Ned Stark on “Game of Thrones”: ARYA because I’m irritated at ARIA and ARYA happening in the same place.

The title of the puzzle is Familiar Surroundings, and the theme clues were enjoyable to me.

23A Prisoner accidentally causes a power outage?: CONCONFUSESFUSES.
37A Southern university beefs up campus security?: ELONELONGATESGATES.
54A Fellow imposes a strict palm fruit regimen?: MANMANDATESDATES.
78A Actress de Armas writes “Mr. Gas” and “Ms. Rag”?: ANAANANAGRAMSGRAMS.
94A Smartphone advises on poker bets? APPAPPRAISESRAISES.
112A Doctor acquires antibiotics?: PROPROCURESCURES.

It’s like a before and after.

I’d write more, but I have to get the Spelling Bee post done, and this has taken me a while.

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