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 28, 2024:


“___ a beautiful day in the neighborhood …”

  • The answer is Its.

Clothing typically washed on a delicate setting

  • The answer is Knits.

Swing one’s arms helplessly

  • The answer is Flail.

Quaint worker at a traveling fair

  • The answer is Carny.

Woolly beast of Tibet

  • The answer is Yak.


Embed, as a mosaic tile

The answer is Inlay.

Crowning part of a princess costume

  • The answer is Tiara.

Really reek

  • The answer is Stink.

Chain that temporarily dropped the “Finger Lickin’ Good!” slogan during the pandemic

  • The answer is KFC.


  • The answer is Sly.