NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Friday, May 24


Love crossword puzzles but don’t have all day to solve a full-sized puzzle in your daily newspaper? That’s what The Mini is for!

A bite-sized version of the New York Times’ well-known crossword puzzle, The Mini is a quick and easy way to test your crossword skills daily in much less time (most players solve it in just over a minute on average). While The Mini is smaller and simpler than a regular crossword, it isn’t always a breeze. Getting tripped up on one clue can mean the difference between a personal best and a frustrating attempt.

Just like our Wordle hints and Connections hints, we’re here to assist with The Mini today if you’re stuck and need a little help.


NYT Mini Crossword Answers Today

Below are the answers for the NYT Mini crossword for today:


  • Noodles, e.g. — PASTA
  • Has a lingering soreness — ACHES
  • Use your noodle — THINK
  • Tight cluster of trees — COPSE
  • Sprayed (down) — HOSED


  • Cover for threadbare clothing — PATCH
  • Near rhyme (and reason) for “a tissue” — ACHOO
  • Greenpeace vessels — SHIPS
  • Like the atmosphere after a squabble — TENSE
  • “All right, you ___ for it!” — ASKED