March 1, 2024

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 Friday, Dec. 1, 2023:

Across

Pop

City in upstate New York

All of them lead to Rome, in a saying

Judi in the Bond films

Red, white and blue inits.

Down

Main focus of season 5 of “The Crown”

“Thunderstruck” band

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National language of Pakistan

Sandals expose them