“One knocking on many doors” – the NYT Crossword Clue – Answer and Hints

By | May 29, 2024


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This clue, "One knocking on many doors," appeared in the NYT Crossword on October 26, 2023. If you are stumped, we have the answer below.


Clue: One knocking on many doors
Answer: MAID (4 letters)

Hints and Explanation

Someone who knocks on many doors suggests a work environment where the cleaning staff at a hotel, for instance, move from room to room and knock on the door before entering.

Knocking on doors can refer to physically tapping on a door and also to political campaigners or job seekers who might "knock on doors" to talk to voters or employers. In this particular crossword, however, if paired with other solutions in the grid, it turns out to be "MAID" — someone who goes from door to door as part of their job.

Crossword Clues on October 26, 2023

Here are the other crossword clues that appeared on October 26, 2023, in the NYT Crossword.

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  • Razor brand
  • What a haymaker makes
  • Sound of a sock
  • The treat in "trick or treat"
  • Low islands
  • Damage, so to speak
  • F.D.R. purchased the first one
  • Go by
  • Show 6-Downs
  • Tolkien tree creature
  • Spirit-filled?
  • Where Miss Aloha Hula is crowned
  • Like half of the Odd Couple
  • ___ tetra
  • Curriculum overhaul triggered by the Sputnik crisis
  • Noted honky-tonk venue, familiarly
  • Ones giving you a leg up?
  • Stroke
  • They're lit at funerals
  • "All right then"
  • Slice, e.g.
  • Manipulate
  • Hearty affirmations
  • Say further
  • Long, long time
  • Character who nails a doubloon to the Pequod's mast
  • Subgenre lead-in
  • Forager with tiny hooks on its tongue
  • Polymath called "The First Teacher" by medieval scholars
  • Curator's field
  • Alamo competitor
  • Tony, e.g.
  • ''Settle down!''
  • Plays the ponies, say
  • What a multitasker might kill
  • Reluctant to relive an experience
  • Take on a joint liability
  • Finer points, slangily
  • Do or ___ (hair salon name)
  • Abbr. after a dot, usually
  • Commercial 49-Across
  • Salad, sometimes, but soup, rarely
  • First name in cosmetics
  • Crafty site
  • Look up and down
  • ___ Gruber, archvillain in "Die Hard"
  • Word with copy or currency
  • Cough drop flavoring
  • Bobby-soxer's dance
  • Inkling
  • Afflicted
  • Off the hook, so to speak
  • Slice (off)
  • Top-grossing movie of 1987
  • Farm animal, in tot-speak
  • Bottoms out?
  • Author Zora ___ Hurston
  • Desperate straits
  • Boating noun and verb
  • Sanctuaries
  • Last remaining
  • What it's impossible to be in
  • "A-a-a-and … ___!"
  • Something one may regret hitting
  • Biblical kingdom on the Arabian peninsula
  • Narrow
  • Digital number?
  • Maker of small front-end loaders
  • City of Paris?
  • "Get out of bed, sleepyhead!"
  • Surfer's wish
  • Sunny side of breakfast

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