NYT Crossword August 30 2023 Answers (8/30/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for August 30 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword August 30, 2023 answers guide should help you finish today’s crossword if you’ve found yourself stuck on a crossword clue. The NYT Crossword is a daily puzzle that tests solvers’ knowledge and vocabulary. It’s one of the most popular crosswords in the world, known for its challenging clues and clever wordplay. The puzzle is published in the print edition of The New York Times and is also available online.

NYT Crossword August 30, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 8/30/23, we’ve listed all of the crossword clues below so you can find the answer(s) you need. You can search for the clue and then select the appropriate clue to get the answer. We have done it this way so that if you’re just looking for a handful of clues, you won’t spoil other ones you’re working on!

Looking for answers to another NYT Crossword puzzle? Check out our archive of NYT Crossword Answers. Our NYT Crossword Hints for August 30, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

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Once ___ a time,
not so ___ ago,
___ was a girl named Ava.
Ava's ___ joy was
her prized ___.
She had ___ her skill in band,
despite sitting next to the noisy ____,
which were an ___ distraction.
One day, after school, Ava called a ___.
It hadn't come ___ as she muttered,
"___, I guess. At least the week's over."
She was ___ with her music,
and school was hardly an ___.
Just then, Dana, a bandmate Ava was crushing on, walked up lugging a ___.
As Ava ___ nearby, gathering her courage,
Dana bent down to ___ the heavy instrument.
Ava ___ at Dana.
"Would it be a stretch to say I dig your ___ T-shirt?," Ava asked.
Dana's reaction was the start of an ___ for Ava.
Wheezing laughter like an ___ in an old tire and deep blushing
were ___ that Dana was smitten, too.
"That was a ___ joke!," Dana sputtered.
"I got the shirt from ___; glad you like it."
Ava mustered every ___ in her brain
and felt her heart ___ as she blurted,
"I'd love to hang out some time, no ___!"
Dana grinned. "Then meditating together in corpse pose ___ an option!"
Ava wrinkled her ___ and laughed.
After that spark, the pair bonded in large ___.
Dana learned that Ava loved chocolate ___ cookies,
and Ava learned Dana loved "Much ___ About Nothing."
Though Dana wanted to visit Timbuktu in ___
and Ava preferred Accra in ___,
the pair still felt the ____ of their connection.
One night, after watching "___ Python,"
bingeing subtitled dramas from ___, and
listening to Nat King ___,
Ava and Dana shared their first kiss over cream ___.
And, of course, ___ lived
happily ___ after.
Trojans' sch.
Straw vote, e.g.
Skin cream brand
Round, squishy toy
Actor Chaney
Followed
With distinction
Daring deed
Contraction before "be great"
Obergefell v. ___, Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage
Conclude miserably
Shipwreck site
Reds great Roush
Figure skater Midori
Like buses and bicycles
Curtain trims, e.g.
Bygone Russian rulers
Inuit skin boat
It's a sure thing
Dawn goddess
Synthetic fabric
Never existed
Wide shoe spec
Just a number, it's said
Alabama governor Ivey
Bother
Language from which we get bupkis and shtick
Starting place
Knuckle-headed gesture?
Neuters
911 responder
When repeated, a toy train
Hamlet's interrogative after "How now!"
Pope after Benedict IV
Bali, for one
M.L.B. execs
Stuff in a loft
Title for "Game of Thrones" knights

We also recommend trying your hand at the NYT Mini Crossword, which is definitely easier (on all days!) as it is a 5×5, compared to the full-sized crossword (which is 15×15, and the Sunday edition is 21×21!). New crosswords are released at 10PM ET on weekdays and 6PM ET on weekends.

The New York Times crossword was first published in The New York Times in 1942 and has been a daily feature ever since. It is known for its high level of difficulty and for its clever, often playful, clues and themes. The puzzles range in size from 15x15 grids on weekdays to larger 21x21 grids on Sundays, with varying levels of difficulty.

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The New York Times crossword is created by a team of skilled puzzle constructors and editors, who work to ensure that each puzzle is both entertaining and challenging for solvers. The puzzles are often themed, with clues and answers related to a particular subject or concept, and they frequently feature wordplay and puns.

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Solving the New York Times crossword has become a beloved pastime for many, and there are even competitions and clubs devoted to crossword puzzle solving. The New York Times crossword is available in print in the newspaper and online, and it has a dedicated following of loyal solvers who eagerly await each day's puzzle.

If you’re still struggling to solve your NYT crosswords, consider practicing with the Eugene Sheffer and Thomas Joseph dailies first. If you’re looking for similarly challenging crosswords, we recommend the WSJ Crossword and LA Times Crossword.

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