NYT Crossword December 2 2023 Answers (12/2/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for December 2 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword December 2, 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 2, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 12/2/23, 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 2, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

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Clue
Like the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance, in science fiction
Dutch Golden Age painter
Big ___
Statement of admiration after someone's impressive feat
Fruit whose name is three-quarters vowels
Annual New Year's Day event
"Freak on a Leash" band
"Mm-hmm"
A whole bunch
It's there by default
Loudly lachrymates
Calm
What to do?
Statement that is, in fact, not part of the Hippocratic oath
High-protein paste
Plain and blunt
Pace
Covert influencer
Air pollution portmanteau
Still a contender
It may be raised at a table
What's spread all over southern France?
Wing alternatives
Hands off (to)
Reason to run in circles?
Still
Less than hardly
___ punk (genre for No Doubt)
Life sentences?
Constantly posting pictures and news about one's kids on social media
Beyond regulation, for short
"Hold your horses"
Rice and Curry
___ ginger, a.k.a. galangal
Takes orders
Sideways
Grand
The fairyfly (the smallest known insect in the world) is one
Took something with a grain of salt, maybe
Boastful Eminem title with the Guinness world record for "most words in a hit single" (1,560)
Ingredients pronounced differently in American and British English
Thin cell types
Stuff in microdots
Squash or smoosh, maybe
Fall for a trick, say
Criticizing a refusal to recycle, e.g.
Work in progress?
When doubled, comment made with a wink
"The Little Prince" trees
They get down and dirty
Bores
"Likewise"
Something critical to have
Two-ingredient cocktail usually served with an olive or lemon twist
Breakout site
Tackling group, for short
Second-most frequently mentioned individual in the Quran, after Jesus
One side of a chemistry scale
Spanish little ones
Said
Kit for creative types
"Whoa, calm down!"
Daughter of Catherine of Aragon
"Ish"
Launch party?
"Ciertamente!"
Close-___
Some Hollywood workers: Abbr.
Taunting cry
It's typically taken in the afternoon

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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