Direct NYT Crossword Clue

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Direct Crossword Clue Answer is…

Answer: POINTBLANK (10D)

This clue last appeared in the NYT Crossword on April 5, 2024. If you need help with other clues, head to our NYT Crossword April 5, 2024 Hints page. You can also find answers to past NYT Crosswords.

More Answers

This clue has been used by other publishers in the past, and they have had different answers when published, so the below list is a compilation of all known answers that have been used for this clue.

  • POINTBLANK (10 letters)
  • STEER (5 letters)
  • FIRSTHAND (9 letters)
  • LEAD (4 letters)

Today's NYT Crossword Answers

# Clue
33A Head of St. Paul's Cathedral?
43A Lurker in international waters
50A What "sends forth / His fiery breathings from the broken flues," per Virgil
55A Period of sustained success
58A Helter-skelter
1D Merediz who reprised her Tony-nominated role in the 2021 film adaptation of "In the Heights"
24D First name in Russian literature
25D Most, with "the"
26D Question for the naysayers
36D Novel with the line "Reader, I married him"
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Clue & Answer Definitions

  • FIRSTHAND (adverb)
    1. from the original source; directly
  • FIRSTHAND (adjective)
    1. received directly from a source
  • DIRECT (verb)
    1. plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
    2. take somebody somewhere
  • DIRECT (adjective)
    1. having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
    2. in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
  • DIRECT (adverb)
    1. without deviation

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