Closeup view of crossword puzzle clues

The Mini is a bite-sized version of The New York Times‘ revered daily crossword. While the crossword is a lengthier experience that requires both knowledge and patience to complete, The Mini is an entirely different vibe.

With only a handful of clues to answer, the daily puzzle doubles as a speed-running test for many who play it.

So, when a tricky clue disrupts a player’s flow, it can be frustrating! If you find yourself stumped playing The Mini — much like with Wordle and Connections — we have you covered.

Here are the clues and answers to NYT’s The Mini for Sunday, April 14, 2024:



  • The answer is Trap.

___ Millions (lottery)

  • The answer is Mega.

Gets the wrinkles out of

  • The answer is Irons.

Edit menu option after a “Whoops!”

  • The answer is Undo.

2023 biopic for which Annette Bening and Jodie Foster received Oscar nominations

  • The answer is Nyad.


“Eww, spare me the details!”

The answer is TMI.

Any episode of “Seinfeld” or “Friends,” nowadays

  • The answer is Rerun.

Extreme suffering

  • The answer is Agony.

Animal that “eats, shoots & leaves” in a book about punctuation

  • The answer is Panda.

Grass in a landscaper’s roll

  • The answer is Sod.