NYT Crossword Puzzle for September 11, 2023: Check Answers and Explanations!

Below is the complete solution for the NY Times crossword puzzle from September 11, 2023.


___ cheese (cheese that isn’t yours, in a classic joke) NACHO
Camera type, in brief SLR
Chef Ming ___, whose last name is hidden in “condiments aisle” TSAI
Was sore ACHED
Layer of paint COAT
Going ___ (squabbling) ATIT
*What might be kneaded in the kitchen BREAD DOUGH
Abstract artist Joan MIRO
Satirizes SENDS UP
In a spooky manner EERILY
Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500 RACES
A tough ___ to swallow PILL
Physicist Einstein ALBERT
Taken care of, on an invoice stamp PAID
Savings plan option, for short IRA
Poke fun at TEASE
Lacking originality TRITE
Many a Scott Joplin tune RAG
Pants holder-upper BELT
Flights of fancy WHIMS
Pioneer in digital recording TIVO
Certain knee tissue, for short ACL
Obtains GAINS
___ tag (game with target vests) LASER
The focus of many an engagement photo RING
One named “Queen of Tejano Music” SELENA
Death notice, in brief OBIT
Bone-in cut of lamb, e.g. SHANK
Los Estados ___ (the U.S., in Spanish) UNIDOS
Performing a play, say ONSTAGE
Grumpy mood SNIT
*Person to keep an eye on for future success UP-AND-COMER
Smooch KISS
Word after tall or tell TALE
Surrounded by AMONG
Teensy ITTY
Foxy SLY
Green pasta sauce PESTO

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Apt rhyme for “grabs” NABS
Parcel of land ACRE
Olympic figure skater Nathan CHEN
Adjustable part of a car seat HEADREST
“It’s likely that ?” ODDSARE
Check (out), like competition SCOPE
Singer Rawls or Reed LOU
Craze RAGE
Ethnic group of Sri Lanka TAMIL
Classic Maya Angelou poem ? or a hint to the answers to the starred clues and the circled letters, in two different ways STILLIRISE
Well-ventilated AIRY
“Who am ___ judge?” ITO
A truly unpleasant situation THEPITS
Word before tape or after tear DUCT
Be a passenger RIDE
Mattress coils SPRINGS
Chance to hit, in baseball ATBAT
Bloodsucking parasite LEECH
*One being propelled by hot air BALLOONIST
Prepares to shoot a target AIMS
Black bird RAVEN
Ancient Greek marketplace AGORA
Slender THIN
Do nothing during the course of, as a storm WAITOUT
“I’m listening” TALKTOME
Part of a crossword that gets filled in GRID
Protective cover for a camera LENSCAP
Beach grit SAND
Teensy BITSY
What catches more flies than vinegar, in a saying HONEY
Cup or pint UNIT
Places for peels or scrubs SPAS
Singer Tori AMOS
Proper fellow GENT
“Cogito, ___ sum” ERGO
Hit the slopes SKI
Everyone or everything ALL

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