NYT’s The Mini Crossword Answers For December 31

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. 31, 2023:

AcrossHappy feelingThe answer is Joy.

20The answer is Score.

24- ___ goldThe answer is Karat.

The “I” of IHOP: Abbr.The answer is Intl.

“Of the,” in FrenchThe answer is Des.

DownCut-off denim bottomsThe answer is Jorts.

Like history that’s passed down without writingThe answer is Oral.

Up to this pointThe answer is Yet.

Slip while driving in the winterThe answer is Skid.

Sugar sourceThe answer is Cane.