"[purposeful cough]" NYT crossword answer is:AHEM (4 letters length)
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The purposeful cough crossword clue for the New York Times on November 5 2023 is "signal for attention". This clue is a reference to the common practice of coughing to get someone's attention in a crowded room or in a situation where it is not appropriate to speak. It is a subtle way to indicate that you need help or want to ask a question without disrupting the conversation.