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 Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023:
AcrossFamily guyThe answer is dad.
Not half badThe answer is solid.
DC superhero who rules over AtlantisThe answer is Aquaman.
Give a massageThe answer is rub.
“Ay, dios ___!”The answer is mio.
“Mr. Brightside” band, with “The”The answer is Killers.
Sweetheart, informallyThe answer is deary.
___ and downsThe answer is ups.
DownWThe answer is doubleu.
Pie ___ modeThe answer is ala.
Light switch knobsThe answer is dimmers.
Sea creature that can change color to camouflageThe answer is squid.
Milk and cheese productsThe answer is dairy.
Noah’s boatThe answer is ark.
Down votesThe answer is nos.
Where an infant sits during a flightThe answer is lap.