WSJ Crossword Hints December 16 2023

Our WSJ Crossword Hints for December 16, 2023 puzzle will help you move through the grid if you’ve found yourself stuck on a clue. The Wall Street Journal Crossword is a well-known and respected puzzle that appeals to solvers looking for a challenging and thought-provoking experience. The puzzles are created by a team of skilled constructors and are known for their clever clues, intricate wordplay, and challenging themes. The WSJ Crossword is published daily and offers solvers the opportunity to exercise their minds while enjoying a classic form of entertainment.

WSJ Crossword Hints, December 16, 2023

You’ll find hints for all of the crossword clues for the WSJ Crossword on 12/16/23. 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 15 2023 Hints

  • Fight

  • Lots (of)

  • Outdoor furniture material

  • Ranch measure

  • Freak out

  • Leaves

  • What the Heimlich maneuver aims to dislodge?














  • Fitness legend Jack

  • Royal Botanic Gardens location

  • Garr of “Young Frankenstein”

  • Like a slot machine that always comes up triple fruit?

  • Judo degree

  • Language in which “crossword puzzle” is “pos croesair”

  • They might go for a few bucks

  • Mount south of Olympus

  • Betray weariness

  • “Beloved” author Morrison

  • Builder of a pouchlike nest

  • Spots

  • Weary utterance

  • Modeling medium

  • Little, in Lille

  • Podcast about vichyssoise garnishing?

  • Picked a side in the battle of the sexes?

  • Refine

  • Month renamed from Quintilis by the Roman Senate

  • Singer Sumac

  • Name on a combine

  • Be shy, say

  • Crush, e.g.

  • London lockups

  • Crane or Swift

  • Obsession with wearing gold necklaces?
















  • Peninsula bordering Manila Bay

  • Kin of moss green

  • Croaky voice

  • Road rescue

  • Each EGOT letter represents one

  • Two-time Super Bowl MVP Manning

  • Not just uncommon

  • Haleakala National Park location

  • Target of a string quartet’s fungicide?

  • Origin stories of gullible characters?

  • “Good” cholesterol letters

  • Sommelier’s specialty

  • Russell in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

  • Heavy metal subgenre

  • DNA source, sometimes

  • Canyonlands National Park location

  • Passive principle of Chinese philosophy

  • Cobbler’s collection

  • NBC series regular since 2000

  • Doesn’t stay put

  • Mel in Cooperstown

  • Salsa producers?

  • Pearl Harbor National Memorial location

  • Flock member

  • One target of the DPT vaccine

  • Critter handler for a low-budget movie?














  • “Let me emphasize this…”

  • “Don’t Pass Me By” singer

  • Eight-line verse

  • Cutter, e.g.

  • Scientists Hahn and Frisch

  • Preordained occasion

  • Disappointingly bad, in slang

  • Had a hankering

  • “Stop being so cowardly!”

  • Reaction to mice

  • Checkout annoyance

  • Humphrey’s successor

  • Apology impetus

  • Ottoman officer

  • It may have a three-alarm rating

  • Solemn or salty words

  • Small suits

  • Slasher movie reaction

  • Boisterous laugh

  • Dolly Parton’s “___ Can Do”

  • Book after Hebreus in a Portuguese Bible

  • Some colorful aquarium fish

  • Patron of virgins

  • “We ___ Little Christmas” (“Mame” song)

  • Eschew accompaniment

  • “The Phantom Tollbooth” protagonist

  • 1990s Labor secretary Robert

  • Hardly worldly

  • Full of twists and turns

  • Guileless exclamation

  • ___ Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Red remover, perhaps

  • Foxtrot preceder

  • Gallery event

  • Her feast day is May 30

  • “Want to tell me how you’d handle this?”

  • Pound, for one

  • Surname of a literary governess

  • False friend

  • Car with a four-ring logo

  • Grassy plain

  • Colombia’s third-most populous city

  • Hippie happening

  • Fashion

  • Tails

  • Sprinting great Devers

  • “Get lost!”

  • Like Chiron, among the centaurs

  • Weathers of the “Rocky” films

  • Snow day ride

  • Diamond protection

  • “Coffee Cantata” composer

  • Blown away

  • Towering

  • Lively, whirling dance

  • Inning sextet

  • One might be well-made

  • Cost as much as

  • Pixelated plumber

  • Soccer star Hamm

  • Exclusive, in dialect

  • German camera maker

  • Much earlier today, say

  • Commandment possessive

  • It results in a 15-yard penalty

  • Zipper alternative

  • Openly confess

  • Game akin to Black Lady

  • When Claudius and Laertes plot to kill Hamlet

  • Invitation information

  • Madrigal accompaniers

  • Zipper alternative

  • Order from Mom

  • Canary call

  • Pants part

  • Binary

  • Budget allocation

  • Pound, for one

  • Deco legend

  • Not neg.

  • Mars or Mercury

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