NYT Crossword October 21 2023 Answers (10/21/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for October 21 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword October 21, 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 21, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 10/21/23, 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 21, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

Stores with fixed costs?
What might be sought before a major decision
1998 rap hit by Big Pun (feat. Joe)
Shortcut, of a sort
Like many attics
N.C.A.A. women's basketball champs of 2023, for short
Modern way to pay
___ Domino
Son of, in Hebrew
Some beach fliers
Chick with multiple Grammys
World Trade ___ (fixture of Hong Kong or Toronto)
Trading off?
Least robust-looking
"Get it?"
Word often accompanied by an arrow
Haka dance performers
Home, spun?
A bunch
Astronaut Cooper, informally
Cocktail fruta
Corp. debut
Kind of badge
Coastal formations
Reprimand to one who spoke too soon
Nonessential, as spending
"I HAVE to have this - whatever it costs"
Curb, as spending
Sample, say
___ Radcliffe, pioneer in Gothic fiction
1781 Mozart opera seria
Jeffersonian design at the heart of the University of Virginia
Some contractions
Aware of, informally
___ mater
Vegan coffee order
Lacking creativity
Ones who build their homes bit by bit
One crossing the line?
Autumn hue
Many Laplanders
More irritated
Ibram X. ___, author of "How to Be an Antiracist"
Concerns for a linguist
City with the oldest metro system in Africa
Tech support?
"Shut your pie hole!"
Feature of a Craftsman home
Magazine that originated the words "payola" and "striptease"
"Man has no greater ___ than himself": Petrarch
Mystery, e.g.
Ones going through a stage
Bandmate of Keith and Brian
Country duo Brooks & ___
Inspection org.
Joey of children's literature

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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