NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Sunday, May 12

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


  • Something written on the underside of a Snapple cap – FACT
  • Crossbreed of two zoo cats – LIGER
  • Very absurd – INANE
  • Nonglossy finish, as for a photo – MATTE
  • “Oh, ___ your heart!” – BLESS


  • End-of-semester exam – FINAL
  • Banded rock – AGATE
  • “That’s just my two ___” – CENTS
  • The Lorax speaks for them, so he says – TRESS
  • An arm or a leg – LIMB

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