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The Mini is a smaller version of The New York Times’ daily crossword. It’s a quick puzzle with only a few clues, making it perfect for a quick break or as a warm-up to the larger crossword.

Clues and Answers


  • It can be distinguished in the night sky by its reddish hue: Mars
  • Most common cookie in the New York Times crossword: Oreo
  • Sheetful of cookies: Batch
  • Make some cookies: Bake
  • Annual Austin festival, for short: SXSW


  • Rowdy crowd: Mob
  • Most Saudis and Syrians: Arabs
  • Charge a second levy for: Retax
  • A pair to wear: Socks
  • Chop down, as a tree: Hew