Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday's New York Times crossword puzzle solved: November 26, 2018

My time: 5:07

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Word geek Evan Kalish lets out his INNER NERD in this puzzle, showcasing five phrases that also have one: WIENER DOG, SCREENER DVDS, DINNER DATE, BANNER DAYS ("times when everything goes perfectly"), and DESIGNER DRUG.

"Nickname for a 12-time NBA star" is DWADE, for Dwayne Wade, a shooting guard mostly for the Miami Heat.

In other sports news, a DC baseball player is a NAT, as shown in December 4, 2017.

It's crossword mainstay NAS again, after a long hiatus without him.  His album Illmatic was a clue on January 25, 2018.

"Tune from Turandot" is ARIA, like "Nessun Dorma."  Remember?

And that puts a LOCKE on this Monday's puzzle.  G'DAY!

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