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:


In favor of

Sneeze sound

Monkey in the middle (of this puzzle)

What golf courses and bad plots both have



Suffix meaning “lover of”

The answer is Phile.

Where cacio e pepe is a signature dish

“My bad!”

Feel the pain

Puppy ___ (homemade snack)