NYT Crossword October 3 2023 Answers (10/3/23)

We have all of the answers to the NYT Crossword puzzle for October 3 2023 to help you finish it up!
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Our NYT Crossword October 3, 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 3, 2023 Answers

If you need help solving the NYT Crossword on 10/3/23, 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 3, 2023 are also available if you prefer not to be immediately spoiled.

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Clue
Gave up a seat, maybe
Apathetic reaction
MTV prize whose trophy features an astronaut
Bea Arthur sitcom of the 1970s
Like the "legs" on a 48-Down
John who sang "Crocodile Rock"
Teaches
In the open air, as a meal
Ancient inhabitant of Scotland
Co-op that sells camping gear
Wild pigs
Number in the Gettysburg Address
Mlle. : French :: ___ : Spanish
Frustrated cries
Certain nest eggs, in brief
Crime lab evidence
Composer Zimmer who won Oscars for "The Lion King" and "Dune"
Little troublemaker
Frustrating find while folding laundry
Brush up on old skills
___ State (Idaho nickname)
"S.N.L." alum Carvey
Lead-in to mode
Sewing targets
Native language in Oslo
Mount Olympus figures
Justice Kagan
"La ___" (1958 Ritchie Valens hit)
Take home
Speak hoarsely
Motormouth ___ ("Hairspray" role for Queen Latifah)
Where sticky fingers might be caught
Like 48-Downs, to Ireland
Eventually brought results
Section of a long poem
"Help!"
And so on
Places for patellas
Slings mud at, in a campaign
Like basketball players vis-à-vis jockeys, typically
Ensemble
Smelly smell
Brightest light in Cygnus
Hanukkah centerpiece
Shape of some curves
Letters before ://
Roman goddess who is the equivalent of the Greek Nike
Bit of yoga equipment
Ice Bucket Challenge cause, for short
Clergy member
Bluish-purple flower
Aldo of fashion
Common recyclable
Feature (in)
Malek of "Mr. Robot"
Channel for armchair athletes
Paid spots
Pass without notice
An aye for the eye?
Gateway to the West, on scoreboards
Ugly beast
Justice Gorsuch
Rulers of the Aztecs and Incas
Door handle
Cleaning cloth
Language of ancient Syria
Creature that grows longer in a classic video game (also in this puzzle, when it "eats" a black square)
Like many appliances in modern homes
Where one might be represented by an avatar
Erase
Transcription pros
"In your dreams!"
One way to be taken
Parisian papa
Panache
"Sunday Morning" airer
Away from work, for short
Stick (out)

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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