NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Saturday, June 22

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Love crossword puzzles but don’t have all day to sit and 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 a lot less time (the average puzzle takes most players just over a minute to solve). While The Mini is smaller and simpler than a normal crossword, it isn’t always easy. Tripping up on one clue can be the difference between a personal best completion time and an embarrassing solve attempt.

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

Below are the answers for the NYT Mini crossword today.

NYT Mini Crossword answers today

NYT The Mini Crossword logo.
New York Times


  • Ailment that sounds like a past-tense verb – FLU
  • Oozes slowly – SEEPS
  • Cheese named for an English village – CHEDDAR
  • Disappointing firework – DUD
  • Principal on “Abbott Elementary” – AVA
  • Cheese named for an English village – STILTON
  • Mean, mocking smile – SNEER
  • Deity – GOS


  • “No ___ the animals” (zoo sign) – FEEDING
  • Took charge of – LED
  • All caught up on the latest – UPDATED
  • Closes – SHUTS
  • Enjoy to the last drop – SAVOR
  • Section of a music store, maybe – CDS
  • Took charge of – RAN
  • One born in late July, astrological – LEO

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