NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Thursday, April 18

Love crossword puzzles but don’t have all day to sit and solve a full-sized puzzle in your daily newspaper? That’s what The Mini is for!

A bite-sized version of the New York Times’ well-known crossword puzzle, The Mini is a quick and easy way to test your crossword skills daily in a lot less time (the average puzzle takes most players just over a minute to solve). While The Mini is smaller and simpler than a normal crossword, it isn’t always easy. Tripping up on one clue can be the difference between a personal best completion time and an embarrassing solve attempt.

Just like our Wordle hints and Connections hints, we’re here to help with The Mini today if you’re stuck and need a little help.

Below are the answers for the NYT Mini crossword today.

NYT Mini Crossword answers today

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New York Times


  • Bluegrass instrument – BANJO
  • Audible way to think – ALOUD
  • “Aladdin” character whose first line is “Oy! 10,000 years will give you such a crick in the neck!” – GENIE
  • Members of a company’s C-suite – EXECS
  • Behind schedule – LATE


  • The schmear goes here – BAGEL
  • Amazon’s assistant – ALEXA
  • Group of nine – NONET
  • Battery life, informally – JUICE
  • Poems like “To Autumn” and “To a Skylark” – ODES

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