The Mini is a bite-sized version of The New York Times’ revered daily crossword. While the crossword is a lengthier experience that requires both knowledge and patience to complete, The Mini is an entirely different vibe.
With only a handful of clues to answer, the daily puzzle doubles as a speed-running test for many who play it.
So, when a tricky clue disrupts a player’s flow, it can be frustrating! If you find yourself stumped playing The Mini — much like with Wordle and Connections — we have you covered.
Here are the clues and answers to NYT’s The Mini for Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023:
AcrossSomething needed for a game of cricket … or an animal that eats cricketsThe answer is Bat.
They’re found at the back of an alleyThe answer is Pins.
Macy’s employee in “Miracle on 34th Street”The answer is Santa.
Fleece-lined bootsThe answer is Uggs.
Spelling ___The answer is Bee.
DownWatch episode after episodeThe answer is Binge.
Followers of pheromone trailsThe answer is Ants.
Reason to remove shoes while traveling, for shortThe answer is TSA.
Part of a bookThe answer is Page.
Section of Reddit, informallyThe answer is Sub.