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, March 26, 2024:


Student celebrating in the late spring

Early spring bloomers

Bird symbolizing the start of spring

Printed piece of punditry

Tie the knot


Feel around in the dark

The answer is Grope.

Like many sauna users

Low-pH substance

Cacophonous clatter

Raven lookalike