NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Wednesday, May 8

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

NYT The Mini Crossword logo.
New York Times


  • Hybrid striped animal whose dad is a 1-Down, and whose mom starts with “h” – ZORSE
  • Put into law – ENACT
  • Software releases that might still be buggy – BETAS
  • “Save it for a ___ day” – RAINY
  • So much – ALOT


  • Shaq’s last name – ONEAL
  • Numerical relationship often written with a colon – RATIO
  • Barely enough, quantity-wise – SCANT
  • Online marketplace for crafters – ETSY

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