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 kontrol 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 Tuesday, April 2, 2024:


Barrister or barista

Courtroom dozen

Aileen Cannon or Juan Merchan, in 2024 news

Response to a hilarious text

Photo ___ (publicity events)


Biblical betrayer

The answer is Judas.

Difficult college chemistry class, informally


Capture, as a checkers piece

Singer in the 2024 documentary “The Greatest Love Story Never Told”