NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Saturday, May 18

NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Saturday, May 18

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.
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  • Presidential “no” – VETO
  • Members of Russia’s largest ethnic minority – TATARS
  • Genre for a date night movie, perhaps – ROMANCE
  • Mischief-maker – IMP
  • “You’re ___ best!” – THE
  • Vacation spent on a mountain – SKITRIP
  • Tiny headphone – EARBUD
  • One of sixteen playing in the Sweet Sixteen – TEAM


  • Someone who really sucks? – VAMPIRE
  • Flight tracker’s prediction, for short – ETA
  • Hissy fit – TANTRUM
  • Flower that can mimic a female insect to attract males for pollination – ORCHID
  • The onetime celebrity couple of Cruise and Holmes, in tabloids – TOMKAT
  • Ooze – SEEP
  • React to yeast – RISE
  • “Still undecided,” on schedules: Abbr. – TBA

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