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NYT Crossword Puzzle October 23, 2021 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 15A Like cranks: GROUCHY because I’ve found that the only crossword thing worse than a puzzle edited by Will Shortz is a puzzle edited by Will Shortz and written by Sam Ezersky. The NYT Spelling Bee has a lot of nonsense, and when Sam writes a crossword puzzle, it’s not much different. A lot of the words were weird, and the tougher answers weren’t rewarding.

The best part was that there was no theme for this Saturday puzzle.

Finished this one in 24:23.

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
Sunday15:1152:4140:337