NYT Crossword: answers for Tuesday, June 25

The New York Times isn’t just about hard-hitting journalism and in-depth features; it’s also a playground for word nerds. Their impressive lineup of word games today includes the ever-popular Wordle, the intriguing Connections, the challenging Strands, and the quick-fix Mini Crossword. But let’s be real, the classic NYT Crossword is still the king of the hill. This daily puzzle is a treasure trove of fascinating trivia, a fantastic workout for your brain, and a source of supreme bragging rights if you manage to conquer it every day.

Of course, the NYT Crossword can sometimes feel like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube blindfolded. But remember, crossword-solving is an acquired skill that sharpens with practice, so don’t beat yourself up if you can’t nail every word right away.

Stuck on today’s crossword? No worries, we’ve got your back! Below are the answers for today’s NYT Crossword clues to help you out.

 

NYT Crossword Answers Today

Across

  1. Necessary skill for an E.M.T. – CPR
  2. T-shirt specification – SIZE
  3. ___ song (final act) – SWAN
  4. Lode load – ORE
  5. Invader of Gaul in 451 – ATTILA
  6. Athlete declared a national treasure by Brazil after the 1958 World Cup – PELE
  7. Parking area – LOT
  8. Sloppily making out, in slang – SUCKINGFACE
  9. Mild Dutch cheese – GOUDA
  10. “___ la vista, baby!” – HASTA
  11. Curtain hanger’s need – ROD
  12. Steep-roofed house – AFRAME
  13. Pioneering computer game originally called Micropolis – SIMCITY
  14. Piece of jewelry consisting of a single line of diamonds – TENNISBRACELET
  15. Newsroom V.I.P.s – EDS
  16. The Dolphins, on scoreboards – MIA
  17. “Is ___ children learning?” (Bushism) – OUR
  18. Card game whose winning hands can be found hidden in 17-, 27-, 42- and 54-Across – TWENTYONE
  19. “___ real question is …” – THE
  20. Ingredient in vinaigrette – OIL
  21. “So cool!” – RAD
  22. Wildflower with a royal name – QUEENANNESLACE
  23. Paying attention – TUNEDIN
  24. Vanilla/chocolate ice cream combos, e.g. – SWIRLS
  25. Affirmative vote – YEA
  26. Provide, as with an ability – ENDUE
  27. Colludes with, as a criminal – ABETS
  28. Sleek leather outerwear – RACERJACKET
  29. “Huh!” – GEE
  30. Those, in Spanish – ESAS
  31. Bowling venues – ALLEYS
  32. Part of an African elephant shaped like Africa – EAR
  33. Match up, as two devices – SYNC
  34. Life of Riley – EASE
  35. Actor who was cast in “Rocky III” after winning an “America’s Toughest Bouncer” competition – MR. T

Down

  1. University that shares its name with an oral hygiene brand – COLGATE
  2. Did some checking for errors – PROOFREAD
  3. Taxing tasks? – RETURNS
  4. Apt name for a worrier – STU
  5. Strong desire – ITCH
  6. Mosquito-borne virus in 2016 news – ZIKA
  7. Michigan congresswoman Slotkin – ELISA
  8. Spec on some moisturizers – SPF
  9. More exhausted – WEARIER
  10. “Little Women” author – ALCOTT
  11. Constantly seeking validation, say – NEEDY
  12. “Same here” – ASAMI
  13. Stunt – ANTIC
  14. “Let’s do this thing!” – GAMEON
  15. Actor Aykroyd – DAN
  16. Salinger title heroine – ESME
  17. Fingerprint or footprint, perhaps – CLUE
  18. Overhead compartment on an airplane – BIN
  19. Betray by blabbing – RATON
  20. Rap’s Megan ___ Stallion – THEE
  21. Gardener’s device – WEEDER
  22. Yang’s counterpart – YIN
  23. Cries at some football games – OLES
  24. Tin in a cat owner’s pantry – TUNACAN
  25. One-in-a-million find – RAREGEM
  26. Common knee injury for athletes – ACLTEAR
  27. You might leave room for it – DESSERT
  28. Seasick, say – QUEASY
  29. One who historically didn’t wear aANDALE**
  30. Thwacks – SWATS
  31. Ad-___ (go off-script) – LIB
  32. Wheels on a lorry – TYRES
  33. It had more freshman applicants in 2023 than any other U.S. university (145,910) – UCLA
  34. Squeaks (by) – EKES
  35. Key used to exit – ESC
  36. “Good ___!” (compliment to a hitter) – EYE