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FRIDAY 6 PUZZLE – Times are changing. When we first met Simon Marotte in 2021, he had five notes — not including this one — published in The Times, and all those were in the Monday-to-Wednesday range.

This is Mr. Marotte’s first Friday puzzle, and it’s always exciting to see the creator move from a theme realm to a freestyle, thematic one. Fortunately, I think. The puzzles and clues are both fun and challenging enough to prolong the pleasure of solving.

More details on the puzzle are below.

My first answer was 17A’s PIZZA ROLLS, and I can tell you that a puzzle starting with two Zs is a little cheeky, or for this old hand.

The inclusion of scrabble letter sums in a crossword is no guarantee of fun, but in this case I can honestly say that I had fun. SUCH A HEAVY SIT ON THE PIZZA ROLLS, AND THE ENTRY DOESN’T WANNA SINK THROUGH BOTH. On the other side of the grid, passed by Vino SNOBS, I loved I GOT NOTHIN. At the bottom, PRAIRIE DOGS and Sir IAN FLEMING are cut off from the entrance to NIGHT TRANSMUTE.

How can you not like the grid like this?

And look at those perverted clues! It took me a while to understand the meaning of “Funny bones?” and I explain below. “A benefit issuer?” another is very talented. We are not talking about an economic instrument. Ian Fleming, author of James Bond.

1. This “storybook” is not a tome about superheroes. Stories in this sense are symbols on maps. The answer is ATLAS.

14A. The nickname of taxis is bones, and if they are “funny”, they are loaded. The answer is “Funny bones?” loaded with TALE.

28A. These “port authorities?” WINE SNOBS, not maritime authorities.

45A. My first thought was “I can’t find anyone”, but it turned out to be “Fish around the fish tank?” it is a film, or film that sometimes builds up around the glass.

59A. A “Heated competition?” MEET the athlete. A heat is a race or other competition from which the top finishers advance to the next round.

I’m thrilled to have my first themeless in The Times!

I owe credit to founders Robyn Weintraub, Nam Jin Yoon, Caitlin Reid, and Ryan McCarty (to name a few), whose concerns challenged me to build myself a fun Word Friday.

I hope this solution was appreciated!

Crosswords The New York Times has an open submission program, and you can submit puzzles online.

For tips on how to get started, read our series, “How to Do a Crossword Puzzle.”

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