NYT Crossword Hints December 27 2023

Our NYT Crossword Hints for December 27, 2023 puzzle will help you move through the grid if you’ve found yourself stuck on a clue. The NYT Crossword is a daily crossword 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 paper and is also available online.

NYT Crossword Hints, December 27, 2023

You’ll find hints for all of the crossword clues for the NYT Crossword on 12/27/23. The clues are listed below, and you can click/tap on a clue to go to its page for more detail, including definitions, but if you don’t want to be immediately spoiled, you can reveal letter by letter to still offer yourself more of a challenge before revealing the full solution.

« December 26 2023 Hints

  • Travel requirement, at times

  • Where the 10 countries with the lowest median age are all located

  • Sounds of surprise

  • Book before Romans

  • “King James”

  • Word before nail or after steel

  • Cluster, as of grass

  • Product of volcanic activity

  • Certain grueling race, informally

  • Factory ___

  • Moccasins, but not oxfords

  • Voice of doom

  • It’s a me problem

  • End up OK

  • Boring bit

  • Not forbidden

  • “A Doll’s House” playwright

  • Quattro preceder

  • “Joking!”

  • Secret traders

  • Father on “Modern Family”

  • Prof’s helpers

  • Mary, Queen of ___

  • Roman fountain name

  • Digital money

  • Van Gogh masterpiece

  • One dying for a cause

  • Leave a mark on?

  • Put up

  • Japanese exporter of diesel engines

  • Coastal inlet

  • “___ Fideles”

  • Letters that go in both blanks of ___ ___tofferson

  • Jug unit: Abbr.

  • Comfy shoe

  • Bank note made of pure cotton fiber

  • Bow-making timber

  • “Enthusiasm is the mother of ___”: Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • One may ask for a dinner preference

  • Acid container, maybe

  • Hosp. area

  • Friar known for his patronage of animals

  • What had a major impact on this puzzle’s theme?

  • Notwithstanding

  • Guinness records, typically

  • Some handoff recipients in football, for short

  • Some investments, in brief

  • Boston, Amherst and others

  • Immune response trigger

  • “Great” 10th-century emperor

  • Features of many ceratopsians

  • Something possibly triggered during a mass extinction event

  • Blue material

  • “___ favor”

  • Accelerated H.S. English course

  • First dog on an orbital spaceflight

  • Novelist King who wrote “Caretakers” and “One on One”

  • Applications

  • Some W.S.J. topics

  • Writer’s reference … or what each row of shaded letters is missing?

  • It helps keep a tight ship tight

  • Beethoven’s “Für ___”

  • Spooked by

  • Annual architecture award

  • Ancient method of encipherment with a message wrapped around a cylinder

  • Pants, but half off?

  • List follower

  • Newspaper supplement

  • Come together

  • Common typeface

  • Ruler’s dimensions?

  • Crystalline mineral deposits in some caves

  • Like Beethoven, by his mid-40s

  • West Coast airport code

  • Music producer Gotti who worked with Ja Rule and J.Lo

  • Soak (up)

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 15×15 grids on weekdays to larger 21×21 grids on Sundays, with varying levels of difficulty.

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.

NYT Crossword (Main Grid)
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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.