NYT Crossword October 20 2023 Answers (10/20/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for October 20 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword October 20, 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 20, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 10/20/23, 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 20, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

Stipulation that's more common in a seller's market
Centers of some centers
Exchange words, in a way
Stops along the way, say
Lamenting words
It clearly divides people
Hat material for the paranoid
Cry during an argument between siblings
OK, in Oaxaca
Like an adjustable drinking straw
Active ingredient in Off!
Struck down
Occasions to read the Haggadah
Gift for guests
Setting for a battle in "Lawrence of Arabia"
Spilling a drink on someone or dancing on a host's sofa
Banksy work
A.C. converter
Irreverent Christmas tune
Big name in pest control
Second half?
Worries over small details
Cousin of a wolverine
What red might indicate
Spikes, for example
Preening sort
One with bright and dark sides
Sole supporters
___ Zimmer, Oscar-winning composer for "Dune"
Sharon who starred in "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill"
Frontier direction during frontier times
Distinction not used in the military
Eschewing help
Tabloid pair
Undertone of Cole Porter's "Let's Do It"
Makes the case
Vacancy sign
Bookbinding leather
"My deepest apologies"
Adage for the risk-averse
D.I.Y. booster seats
In an atmosphere of
Have faith
Oh, the humanities!
Some nudes
Testing grounds for aspiring politicians
Pithy remark
Central Asian savory pastry
___ rights
"Heck, yeah!"
Actress Greta of "Camille"
___ Cornish, former co-host of "All Things Considered"
Rocky road ingredient?
Stingy sort?
"Venus de Milo With Drawers" and "Lobster Telephone"
Sound from the satisfied
Dance in a ring
Awesome, in modern slang
Backup plans
"Hey, you!"
Drive, with "on"
Misoneism, n.: Hatred of anything ___

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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