NYT Crossword October 17 2023 Answers (10/17/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for October 17 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword October 17, 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 17, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 10/17/23, 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 17, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

Highland garment outlawed by the Disclothing Act of 1746
Disorderly pile
Paris subway
It's just a thought
Deathly pale
S, in Morse code
Sharply hurt
Friend of Tarzan
Puzzle in a children's activity book
Opposite of paleo-
Priestly vestment
Nickname that sounds like two letters of the alphabet
Chipped away at
Emphatic challenge
That's a wrap!
Japanese audio brand
Covers, as a country road
Bell ringer's prank
"Kiss From a Rose" singer
Middle: Prefix
Casual office occasions
Irish name variant derived from John
New Haven-to-Hartford dir.
Free spot, in brief
Lead-in to meter
Cleared one's plate, say
Feminine aspect of the masculine personality, in Jungian psychology
Modern manufacturing device … or you, when answering 17-, 31-, 39- and 46-Across?
Home of the Inca Trail
Coldplay's "___ la Vida"
Drawn-out military attack
Itchy hands, for the arrival of money, supposedly
Throw forcefully, in modern parlance
Poke fun
Promising words
Tennis call
"And there you have it!"
Wade through a book just to trash it, maybe
Thematic element in 2023's "Oppenheimer"
Pocket picked at lunch?
Car whose emblem is a trident
Contractor's guess: Abbr.
Crack after a bolt
Soprano Fleming
"My word is my bond," informally
October birthstone
Last of 26, in Canada
Intros to many YouTube videos
Laundry units
Absolutely inundated with work, so to speak
"Play it by ear" and "all ears," e.g.
Spoke grandly
Like computer code
Struggles to swallow
Daniel who led a 1786-87 rebellion
Arizona city that hosts the Fiesta Bowl
One behind, in baseball
Intelligence org.
"You get it?"
___ pot (receptacle for clearing nasal passages)
Saigon's counterpart, once
11-time sci-fi role for Anthony Daniels
The same, in Latin
Sin represented by John Doe in the movie "Se7en"
Ryan of rom-coms
Opposite of post-
Impossible result in a World Cup final
Night before

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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