NYT Crossword May 20 2024 Answers (5/20/24)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for May 20 2024 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword May 20, 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 May 20, 2024 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 5/20/24, 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 May 20, 2024 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

# Clue
1A It's working!
6A Move back and forth, as a dog's tail
9A ___ paint (graffiti artist's canful)
14A Yoga pose
15A Balloon filler
16A Depart
17A Ogre with a donkey sidekick
18A This dice roll: [ • ] [ • ]
20A Beatles album character who apparently is an infantry leader
22A Early afternoon hour
23A Use a chair
24A Inits. on a food stamps card
25A Show interest at an auction
26A Cool ___ cucumber
27A Baking amts.
31A Hotels.com mascot who must be a commanding officer
35A Hot dish that sounds cold
36A Norm: Abbr.
37A Public perception
38A Fast-food icon who surely heads a brigade
41A The "S" of GPS: Abbr.
42A Extra part of a leap year
43A Above, in poetry
44A Guys
45A ___-mo (sports replay effect)
46A Precious stone
49A Unfazed response to a threat from 20-, 31- or 38-Across?
54A Penguin Random House or HarperCollins
55A Wonderland girl
56A Change, as the Constitution
57A Praiseful poem
58A Grocery bag option
59A Yucatán people of old
60A Holder of peas
61A Swiss borders?
1D Cattle-catching rope
2D Very pale
3D Wall fixture in a ballet studio
4D Universal donor's blood type, briefly
5D Earns tons of money
6D "Hey, that ___ so bad!"
7D Informal contraction
8D Purple pop
9D Caught some z's
10D Chick's chirp
11D Comic actress Martha
12D Declare
13D "Of course!"
19D Skewered meat dish of the Mideast
21D Opera set in ancient Egypt
25D Secondary story, in TV lingo
26D Fidgety
27D Microwave feature
28D Fly sky-high
29D Wrinkly-faced dogs
30D Opposite of NNW
31D Bok ___ (Chinese vegetable)
32D Troubles
33D Travel from Kauai to Maui to Oahu, say
34D Medium for old home movies
35D Includes on an email, for short
39D Utopias
40D Mardi Gras city, casually
44D Cleaning professionals
45D Rip to pieces
46D Holds tightly on to
47D Host an awards show
48D Mike who voiced 17-Across
49D Arizona city or county
50D Follow, as rules
51D Bone in the forearm
52D "This Is How ___ It" (1995 hit)
53D "What a pity"
54D Jim's love on "The Office"

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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