NYT Crossword December 16 2023 Answers (12/16/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for December 16 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword December 16, 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 December 16, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 12/16/23, 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 December 16, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

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Clue
Place with dressing options
Name found forward and backward in "Miranda rights"
Ones making a racket?
Heart
Motion pictures?
Film unlikely to have a costume designer
Young woman, quaintly
"You can't be serious"
New LinkedIn members, perhaps
Clear evidence
Tiny type size
One side in a noted family feud
What to call a king
First band to surpass one billion streams on Spotify (2014)
___ sauce
Events offering a whole lot to choose from?
Alternative to cooking oil
*****, say
Moved
Surfing hazards
Singer Bobby with a brave-sounding last name
Crushes that have lost their sparkle?
Companies
One subject to a religious ban from the 1521 Edict of Worms
Savoury pies
Buenos ___
"Be prepared"
World Wildlife Fund and others, in brief
Winter accessory
"I ___!"
"That's super"
Trash hauler
Musical effect that comes from the Italian for "to play on a harp"
Bookish
"Did it start already?"
Time piece?
Audacious self-assurance
Isn't 100%
Tiny messenger
Factory seconds, for short
Sentence with a lot of commas, perhaps
They're impulsive
Situations involving multiple romantic partners
Courteous behavior, formally
Portmanteau for poly relationships
Pretend to be
Follower of one or single in biology
Its moves include Enchufla and Sombrero steps
Bottom
Events with matadores
Hades vis-à-vis Persephone
Thickets
"If I could have the honor ..."
Fragrant brew used in traditional medicine
Geographical abbr.
Church gifts
Opposite of peaceful
Custom car built with old parts and a shabby aesthetic
Bleak
Cut used for London broil, traditionally
Classic video game character portrayed by John Leguizamo (1993)
Ruling in Islamic law
Complete
Figure (out)
Crew implement

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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