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

Love the thrill of crossword puzzles but can’t spare hours untangling a full-sized brain teaser from your daily paper? Enter The Mini!

The Mini is the New York Times’ snappy little crossword puzzle, perfect for a quick brain workout. In just a minute or two (for most folks), you can flaunt your crossword prowess and get that sweet sense of accomplishment. Sure, it’s compact and more digestible than its big brother, but don’t be fooled – a single tricky clue can mean the difference between a new personal best and a head-scratching debacle.

And just like our handy hints for Wordle and Connections, we’re here to lend a helping hand if you find yourself stuck in The Mini’s delightful quagmire.

So, if you’re ready to conquer today’s NYT Mini crossword, here are the answers:

NYT Mini Crossword Answers Today


  • 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