“Central position” – NYT Crossword Clue – Explained

By | May 11, 2024


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This “Central position” clue appeared in the NYT Crossword on January 29, 2024. If you need some assistance with the solution, we have the answer below.


Clue: Central position
Answer: MIDST (5 letters)

Hints and Explanation

A central position usually refers to being at or near the center of something but can also refer to the strategy in war used by Napoleon, Frederick the Great, and Rommell in World War 11.

Midst means being among or surrounded by people or things or can also mean in the middle of an event like a war or an activity. So paired with other solutions in the grid, the answer turns out to be “MIDST.”

Crossword Clues on Jan. 29, 2024.

Here are the other crossword clues that appeared on Jan. 29, 2024 in the NYT Crossword.

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