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NYT Crossword Puzzle Remembering the Revolutionary War July 1997 (contains spoilers)

I feel like the spoiler alert isn’t quite necessary for a puzzle from 1997, but why mess with tradition?

I pulled out 55A Dairy counter purchase: YOGURT because it took a lot for me to get there. Dairy counter? Come on. Dairy counter. But it makes sense, as long as the yogurt here is frozen yogurt. Who needs to talk to anyone to get some strawberry banana?

Finished in 20:06, which is about as long as expected for many references that are crazy old.

NYT Crossword Puzzle National Junk Food Day (contains spoilers)

Appropriately, I’ve solved this while eating peanut m&m’s by the handful. But one color at a time. That’s how I know that Calah really likes the blue m&m’s. (“Where are all the blue m&m’s?! Did you eat all of them?! The clear Costco box looks so weird without the blue ones!”) So now I’m getting rid of all the green ones so I can call it the autumn mix.

I pulled out 48A Choice seating at a theater: LOGE because I have an anti-loge bias. It’s not my fault. Or maybe it is. I don’t know.

At Dodger Stadium, the close seats are Field Level while the section above that is the Loge Level. There are levels above Loge, but if you get tickets at the right time, the Field Level seats are not expensive.

Now, we had Loge seats for the first Dodger game I ever went to. It was a midsummer Friday game. A season ticket holder gave my dad four tickets, so we went. I brought my glove in case I could catch a foul ball. No such luck, and that’s held up for more than two decades.

We stayed maybe two innings and then booked it. We got as much baseball as we could get before Shabbat started.

But overall, I find Field Level to be far superior.

NYT Crossword Special May 2020 Intl Day of Pink Complete

What is the International Day of Pink?

I didn’t know what it was before doing this crossword.

International Day of Pink has one purpose, to create a more inclusive and diverse world. We do this by encouraging young people to challenge social norms, ask more of their educators, and stand up against bullying towards their 2SLGBTQIA+ peers. Over the years we have worked with countless educators, politicians and organizations around Canada to spread this message and create young activists for this mission. We hope to continue this work and reach more communities with every passing year. We can only do this with your support and involvement.

Well, cool. I’m against bullying. Good on NYT for raising awareness!

This puzzle was the second puzzle I did today that has Molly Ivins as an answer. I didn’t know her name until today, either. The puzzle took me longer than I’d wanted it to, but I struggled with other answers, too, until finally I got them all. Total time was 17:27.

Back to Monday tomorrow.