NYT Crossword January 21 2024 Answers (1/21/24)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for January 21 2024 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword January 21, 2024 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 January 21, 2024 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 1/21/24, 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 January 21, 2024 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

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Clue
Begin to flower
In conflict
Basketball stats category
Neckwear provided at some restaurants
Pikes Peak people
One-dish meal
"You're playing with fire!"
Game night cry
"First, I founded an aerospace start-up, but I never …"
Messy room
Make the first bet
Go back over
Proverbial hard workers
Bourne's employer in "The Bourne Identity," in brief
Popular indoor tree
Total revolution?
Ardennes assent
Singer's asset
Daughter of Muhammad
"When that fell through, I tried my hand at fishmongering, but we …"
Sensitivity
Common resolutions
Squat, so to speak
Pop singer with noted bangs (and bangers!)
Go back down
J. M. Barrie, for one
What Ralph represents in a Freudian analysis of "Lord of the Flies"
Betrays
"Next, I pivoted into breakfast restaurants, but competitors …"
Passages
Medal-earning mettle
Purchase printout: Abbr.
New Year's Day
Place of prayer
Sat ___ (GPS system)
Behind
Library section
Broski
There are 768 of these in a gallon
"When I tried candlemaking, all my workers …"
Section of the nosebleed seats
Poetic preposition
Lead-in to zone
Some music collectibles, for short
Whiz
Counterpart of science, they say
Freight, e.g.
Uncles, in Uruguay
"I decided to try operating an airport, but just before launch we …"
Goes first
Wrote, as a bad check
Moose's mating season
Universal donor's designation, informally
Betray one's standards
Bridge component
"We'll see"
Backdrop
Exclamation before an ill-advised action, maybe
Creature that swallows its prey whole
"Finally, I decided to buy a grocery store on an intersection, but a rival had ..."
"Wise" one
"Enjoyed" some humble pie
Bolting Bolt
Union contract?
Counterpart of "thx"
Corrupting influence
Full ___
Over time period?
"Leave me alone!"
Heaven on earth
Pick up on
State lines?
Hammer wielder of myth
The missus
___ Butts, inventor of Scrabble
CVS competitor
Thunderstruck
Slump
Big name in jeans
Quintessential
Turn (off)
Spam holders
Health class subj.
Sloan or Wharton
Opposite of relief, in printmaking
___ wonder
Traditional makers of anoraks
Like kale vis-à-vis lettuce
Call of a raven
Break, as a window
Aid in getting a leg up?
Knot again!
Pizazz
Bow (to)
Desert bordering Sinai
Regarding
Harry Potter's mother
Hubbub
Disney theme park
Yankees manager Aaron
Absolute minimum required
Listlessness
Soul
Portmanteau pastry
1972 Bill Withers hit whose title sounds like a command
"Allegory of the cave" philosopher
1956 Elvis hit whose title sounds like a command
Centerfold, say
Bits of troubleshooting
Football receiver
Yiddish word meaning "woe"
Eradicates starting from the bottom
Follow closely
Zac of "Baywatch"
Share a side
Identity theft, for one
Snow day project
The 380-foot-tall Hyperion, for one
Bit of carefree fun
Trendy treat of Brazilian origin
Swiss cheese
Man cave, maybe
Bacchanalian beast
Ref. work that began as a Philological Society project
Swiss "cheese"
"Whatcha gonna do about it?"
Cub or colt
"Holy ___!"
Perfect in every way
Extract
Tiniest bit
Talking horse of '60s TV
Apt rhyme of "nude" and "crude"
Send off
Catchy song, in slang
Thing to catch in a city
Tobiko or masago
___ second

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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Christine Mielke

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