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, March 31, 2024:


What electric vehicles do without

  • The answer is Gas.

With 5- and 6-Across, storybook beginning

  • The answer is Once.

See 4-Across

  • The answer is Upon A.

See 4-Across

  • The answer is Time.

Alphabet ender

  • The answer is Zee.


Garden Statue

The answer is Gnome.

Unwanted breakout

  • The answer is Acne.

Word before lion or monster

  • The answer is Sea.

___ Taylor, early role for Ron Howard

  • The answer is Opie.

Snack food brand

  • The answer is Utz.


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