NYT Crossword Answers May 31 2023

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NYT Crossword Clues

Clue Solution
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In which pictures of a bill gates = a noted business executive REBUS
Quiet! SHH
Shopify specialty ETAIL
Simply be EXIST
Sweetheart BAE
Longtime host of CNNs The Situation Room WOLFBLITZER
One ___ time ATA
___ Janney Oscar winner for I Tonya ALLISON
More up to the task ABLER
What the R of AARP stands for Abbr. RET
11-time P.G.A. Tour Player of the Year TIGERWOODS
Widely recognized KNOWN
Ephron who directed Sleepless in Seattle NORA
Walk or trot GAIT
Highball clinkers ICE
Grammy-winning singer St. ___ VINCENT
Rap group with the classic 1986 album Licensed to Ill … or a description of 17- 24- 48- and 57-Across? BEASTIEBOYS
Chamber member SENATOR
Start of a rodeo cry YEE
Toss in a chip say ANTE
Speedy horse breed ARAB
Critical times DDAYS
The man in Man vs. Wild BEARGRYLLS
President pro ___ TEM
Midnight Cowboy nickname RATSO
Give the right ENTITLE
Small thing to pluck UKE
Wild West showman who lent his name to an N.F.L. team BUFFALOBILL
Sherlock Holmes and Veronica Mars for short PIS
Up to now ASYET
Series opener PILOT
Boom sticks TNT
Acquires GAINS
Tools with teeth SAWS
Airport serving New Yorks tristate area NEWARK
Pinched STOLEN
Be defeated by FALLTO
Coffee shop freebie WIFI
Bring under control REININ
No. after a phone number EXT
Industry briefly BIZ
Single-___ plastics (environmental concern) USE
This sucks! STRAW
Help for mom-and-pop shops in brief SBALOANS
Terse one-star review HATEDIT
Newspaper tycoon who inspired Citizen Kane HEARST
Dumbbell figs. LBS
Biblical figure with an unnamed wife LOT
Came in just over par BOGEYED
Explode on the internet GOVIRAL
Spooky-sounding lake ERIE
Shared with for feedback RANBY
Theyre roasted at a roast WIENERS
Final Four inits. NCAA
Spanish 101 infinitive ESTAR
Like most rec leagues COED
Check for bugs BETATEST
Conservative TORY
Return after curfew say SNEAKIN
Brusque ABRUPT
Calls from a pasture BLEATS
Fifth-century conqueror ATTILA
Like lemons but not oranges YELLOW
Gets the lead out? SMELTS
Its packed for a quick getaway GOBAG
Tina Fey was its first female head writer in brief SNL
One-up TOP
Sacred bird of ancient Egypt IBIS
Winningest team in the Womens World Cup USA
Post-it note abbr. FYI

Daily NYT Crossword Facts

Here are some interesting facts about today’s crossword:

  • Largest clue: Rap group with the classic 1986 album Licensed to Ill … or a description of 17- 24- 48- and 57-Across?
  • Smallest clue: Bog
  • Total number of clues: 72
  • Total number of solutions: 72
  • Average clue length: 23.85 characters
  • Clues with numbers: 3
  • Longest solution: WOLFBLITZER
  • Shortest solution: SHH
  • Number of unique solutions: 72
  • Percentage of clues that are questions: 2.78%
  • Clue with the most vowels: Rap group with the classic 1986 album Licensed to Ill … or a description of 17- 24- 48- and 57-Across?
  • Clue with the most consonants: Rap group with the classic 1986 album Licensed to Ill … or a description of 17- 24- 48- and 57-Across?
  • Most frequent word in the clues: a

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