NYT Crossword Hints February 29 2024

Our NYT Crossword Hints for February 29, 2024 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, February 29, 2024

You’ll find hints for all of the crossword clues for the NYT Crossword on 2/29/24. 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.

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  • Line just above “total,” maybe

  • Place for three men of verse

  • Mideast site of conflict

  • That: Sp.

  • “Nothing doing”

  • Series of courses

  • Response to a baby animal picture

  • [aria-label] Asymmetrical crustacean

  • Like many tournaments

  • Swiss river

  • ___ discount

  • [aria-label] Creature whose scientific name translates to “ice-lover from Greenland”

  • Game island represented by hexagonal tiles

  • Like a planet’s path

  • Reason to take a back road, maybe

  • ___ mater (brain cover)

  • Testify

  • [aria-label] North America’s heaviest flying bird














  • Boldly stylish, in slang

  • Comics sound

  • Pastries usually accompanied by chutney

  • Like a final, desperate attempt

  • Romantic infatuation

  • [aria-label] Zazu from “The Lion King,” e.g.

  • Store posting: Abbr.

  • Pulitzer-winning author who was also a film critic for Time magazine

  • Salt, at times

  • Mistakes in baseball … or what 18-, 24-, 34- and 51-Across might produce?

  • Rumpus

  • Running shoe brand

  • Jhumpa ___, Pulitzer-winning author of “Interpreter of Maladies”

  • “___ better to have loved and lost …”

  • Telegraph, say

  • Safari pest

  • Time for Paris’s 2024 Jeux Olympiques

  • Where many bags of leaves can be found

  • “Cross my heart!”

  • Energizing snack

  • Overrun

  • “Beats me”

  • What the 1660s Pascaline machine, named for Blaise Pascal, could do

  • ___ wave

  • Sch. that once used a live bear as a mascot during football games

  • Ingredient in some batter

  • Big name in trucks

  • Make bubbly

  • Mideast spice blend

  • State capital once home to Herman Melville

  • Pause to play?

  • Measure of print quality: Abbr.

  • Trees in the birch family

  • Once again

  • Certain racing wear

  • ___ anglais (English horn)

  • More quickly?

  • Sightings of them can be reported on the Enigma app

  • Unlucky accident

  • Sweet ___

  • Renounce

  • Stuck the landing

  • Place for soap?

  • Most common vowel sounds in English

  • Achieve widespread recognition

  • Cotton material

  • Calls for delivery

  • Attire for a toddler

  • Baseball stat

  • Actress Anne of “Wag the Dog”

  • Coated with gold

  • List on display at the airport

  • ___ jokes

  • Popular song

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)
Image via NYT Crossword

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.