NYT Crossword May 23 2024 Answers (5/23/24)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for May 23 2024 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword May 23, 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 23, 2024 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 5/23/24, 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 23, 2024 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

# Clue
1A Many a download
4A Rugby equivalent of a touchdown
7A Who said of himself, in 1912, "No one candidate was ever elected ex-president by such a large majority"
11A Quirky bit of running footwear
13A Get over a breakup, say
15A Be like-minded about
16A U.S. region with a weather pattern affectionately known as "Karl the Fog"
17A Highlands hillside
18A What a king might sit on?
20A ’80s celeb who aptly appeared on Letterman?
21A Asian capital on the Mediterranean coast
23A Colony member
24A Paul who directed "Bridesmaids"
25A Flattering verses
26A Dangerous thing to assume
28A British unit of mass
29A One hawing but not hemming?
30A Tiniest change
31A Release
32A Hairstyle worn by Janet Jackson in the 1993 film "Poetic Justice," with a hint to entering four pairs of answers in this puzzle
34A Next
37A Concerning
38A Govt. agency with the motto "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity"
41A This is the life!
42A Next
43A Name that's an anagram of ORAL
44A Buffet dispensers
45A Texter's "If you ask me ..."
46A "Please be our hero!"
48A Heart test inits.
49A Lay eggs, as fish
51A "Still I ___" (Maya Angelou poem)
52A What banana bread is often baked in
54A Ambassador's aide
57A Food brand with a rabbit mascot
58A Ropes in
59A Cornerstone abbr.
60A "Doesn't matter which"
61A Show that Cicely Tyson became the first Black woman to host in ’79
1D Education grp.
2D Academic achievements
3D Doesn't allow
4D Western bloc since '93
5D Member of an Australian "mob," colloquially
6D Strong desires
7D Section of a kid's store, perhaps
8D Director DuVernay
9D Available, as an apartment
10D Brimming (with)
12D Gives a grilling
13D ___ James, ABC's first Black "Bachelor"
14D Nature-centric channel, familiarly
16D Target of a heist
19D Light entertainment?
21D Amazon predator
22D Food brand with a rabbit mascot
24D Two in a row?
27D Iconic declaration from Bruce Wayne
28D Initialism before an online summary
30D ___ Maar, muse of Pablo Picasso
32D "Come" and "Don't come," at a craps table
33D What electrolytes contain
34D Spanish grandmother
35D Chosen to do without
36D Ends of a homemade walkie-talkie
38D Swindles
39D Add evenly, as a marinade
40D Platform whose exploitation is called "jailbreaking," for short
43D Some athletic sneakers
45D Popular brews
47D Chichi
49D Floored it
50D Disney lion voiced by Beyoncé
53D Fashionable look, in lingo
55D Color of coffee ice cream
56D Subj. for a nonnative speaker

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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