NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Sunday, June 16

Love solving crossword puzzles but short on time? Enter The Mini from the New York Times, your bite-sized daily crossword fix that tests your skills in just minutes.

The Mini offers a condensed version of the renowned NYT crossword, designed for those who want a satisfying challenge without a lengthy commitment. Despite its size, it’s not always a walk in the park – stumbling on a single clue can make or break your solve time.


How The NYT Mini Crossword Works

Each day, tackle a grid packed with clues that range from straightforward to surprisingly tricky. On average, most players breeze through in just over a minute, making it perfect for a quick mental workout.


Today’s NYT Mini Crossword Answers


  1. Pencil material that’s actually made of graphite and clay – LEAD
  2. Uninspired first message on a dating app – HELLO
  3. “One more time!” – AGAIN
  4. Fried Hanukkah treat – LATKE
  5. Get out of Dodge – FLEE


  1. Long paper size – LEGAL
  2. Fill with joy – ELATE
  3. How besties might dress – ALIKE
  4. “Finished!” – DONE
  5. 50% – HALF

Whether you’re a seasoned solver or new to crosswords, The Mini offers a daily dose of mental gymnastics that’s both fun and rewarding. Can you solve it faster than yesterday? Give it a try and see where your skills take you!