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 Monday, Feb. 5, 2024:


Give a round of applause

Smoked salmon

What “roisterous” and “boisterous” both mean

Princess of Wales since 2022

Break like a twig


Anderson Cooper’s employer

Fashion creations


“Never-ending” dish at Olive Garden

“You got it”