NYT Crossword December 21 2023 Answers (12/21/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for December 21 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword December 21, 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 21, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 12/21/23, 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 21, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

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Clue
Queue before Q
Org. with a top 10 list
Some fluffy slippers
"The Good Dinosaur" dinosaur
Predators whose females are the main hunters
Stand-out performance?
Water under the drawbridge
High up
Nov. or Dec. event for a Sagittarius
Transport, in a way
Put in a box
It's a ball
Fitting
Irrigation structure
Messenger ___
Teeny
Reefer and clipper
Scarf down
Group known for playing mind games
See 62-Down
Not cool
"Knives Out" director Johnson
Like a custard
Farmer's market booth
Kitchen cabinet climbers
Socket inserts
Duo with the 2011 #1 hit "Party Rock Anthem"
Cook again in oil
Cooks, as some kernels
Brown in strips
Lead-in to season
"Bet you can't do better!"
2010 health law, in brief
Hard walk
Fanatical
Latin love
Sludge
Bird that flies with its neck outstretched
"Good as ___" (Lizzo hit)
Wild catch?
Substitute for "subs"
"Golly!"
Criticize harshly
Squeeze together?
*What iodine might do
Squirt
*Expresses regret about
Bit of skiwear
*Blank, e.g., in Scrabble
Kind of port
With 47-Down, fail spectacularly ... or what the answers to the starred clues do?
Gives an angry look
Protein-rich crop
TV newswoman Spencer
Daze
Bank offerings, in brief
Receptionist-turned-administrator on "The Office"
Workplace inequity
Moments of discovery
This might get the word out
Wash. setting
Layer on a roll
Booty
Taylor Swift's record-setting ___ Tour
Something to work on
Something to look into
*Liberated
See 9-Down
Maker of Max Throat Care drops
Adverb for an anniversary
Delivery site
*Place to be pampered
*X, to a sorority sister
Camouflages
Way up on a mountain
Middle C, e.g.
With 33-Across, deep-sea catch

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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