NYT Crossword October 16 2023 Answers (10/16/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for October 16 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword October 16, 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 October 16, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 10/16/23, 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 October 16, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

Rounded roofs
Closes, as a jacket or travel bag
Like the odds of getting dealt a royal flush
Stratosphere layer with a "hole"
Orchestra woodwind
Partner for a mama
Hunky star of "Aquaman"
"Immediately!," on an order
"Chopsticks ___ fork?"
Opposite of bright
Distress signal device
Satirical sketch
Actress Tyler
Dinner's main course
Hunky star of "Magic Mike"
Soccer stadium shout
The "A" in MoMA
"Sure as shootin' …"
Hunky co-star of "Rocky III"
Popular toaster waffles
Rowing blade
Berry said to be a "superfood"
"Here's what I think," to emailers
Hunky co-star of the "Fast & Furious" franchise
Make beloved
Campus digs
Flip one's lid?
Skin blemish, slangily
Actress Vardalos or Long
Lacking fizz, as soda
Avid fans of cinema … or a punny description of 17-, 31-, 40- and 47-Across
Info for a computer
Bit of celery or broccoli
Lumberjacks swing them
"If I Could Turn Back Time" singer
"For ___ sake!"
Judo schools
Arkansas's ___ Mountains
Inlaid tile design
Bowie collaborator Brian
Drop in the mail
Get a closer view, as with a camera
Tech giant dubbed "Big Blue"
[It just disappeared!]
What a landlubber likely lacks
Ancient rival of Athens
Game like paintball, but without the paint or the balls
Pub offering, for short
Rand McNally product
Pooh and Piglet creator
"O Canada" and others
Quaker pronoun
Bitter criticism
€ currency
911 responders, in brief
The Old Farmer's ___
Filbert or pecan
Be an omen of
Finish school
Lt. col.'s inferior
B, gradewise
Like pots made by a potter
Nonmainstream, as music
More foggy
Like skim milk
Long-barreled gun
Halloween disguises
Swanky, like a certain Spice Girl?
Recipe amt.
Pharmaceutical watchdog org.
Not strict
Letter represented by a peace sign
Great Basin people

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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