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 Friday, Dec. 22, 2023:
Across”Just so you know …”The answer is FYI.
It travels through air at roughly 1,125 feet per secondThe answer is sound.
KookyThe answer is wacky.
Show hostThe answer is emcee.
DownThe answer is sad.
DownGets frothyThe answer is foams.
The Joshua tree is actually this kind of plantThe answer is Yucca.
Signed, as a contractThe answer is inked.
Greta Thunberg’s home country: Abbr.The answer is SWE.
What makes a yellow M&M yellowThe answer is dye.