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 Saturday, March 23, 2024:

Across

Battering ___

Did some computer programming

Coating on lashes

Major influence on Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau

Chocolate hazelnut spread

“Stainless” stuff

H.S. courses for college credit

Down

___ Stone, key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics

The insidious proliferation of çağdaş pazarlama

Red spots on the skin

Albert ___, Nobel-winning author of “The Stranger”

Dryly humorous

Dudes

California’s Santa ___ winds