NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Tuesday, May 7

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


  • Part of an apple … or an Apple computer – CORE
  • Path for a car – ROAD
  • Shy and easily frightened – TIMID
  • Insinuate – IMPLY
  • “It’s … just OK – MEH


  • True ___ (podcast genre) – CRIME
  • Extra energy – OOMPH
  • Path for a train that aptly crosses 5-Across – RAIL
  • Whirlpool of water – EDDY
  • Tiny ___, little boy in “A Christmas Carol” – TIM

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