5-Down’s pet NYT Crossword Clue

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5-Down’s pet Crossword Clue Answer is…

Answer: ASTRO

This clue last appeared in the NYT Crossword on January 14, 2024. If you need help with other clues, head to our NYT Crossword January 14, 2024 Hints page. You can also find answers to past NYT Crosswords.

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Clue & Answer Definitions

  • DOWN (noun)
    1. English physician who first described Down’s syndrome (1828-1896)
    2. soft fine feathers
  • DOWN (adjective)
    1. understood perfectly
    2. extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
  • DOWN (adverb)
    1. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
  • DOWN (verb)
    1. eat up completely, as with great appetite
    2. cause to come or go down
  • PET (adjective)
    1. preferred above all others and treated with partiality
  • PET (noun)
    1. a special loved one
    2. using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
  • PET (verb)
    1. stroke or caress gently
    2. stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking

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