"First part of a tournament" NYT crossword answer is:ROUNDONE (8 letters length)
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The first part of the tournament crossword clue for the New York Times on October 11, 2023 is "Ace up the sleeve". This clue is a reference to the phrase "to have an ace up one's sleeve", which means to have a hidden advantage or secret plan. The answer to this clue is likely to be a single word, such as "trick" or "plan". This clue is sure to challenge even the most experienced crossword solvers.