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 Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024:


Prefix meaning “both”

What “man” first seems like in the sentence “The old man the boat”

Bird associated with birth

What “man” actually is in the sentence “The old man the boat”

Takes advantage of


Initial poker payments

Actress Mary Tyler ___

Area bordering the city, informally

Squid’s defense

“Law & Order” spinoff, for short

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