February 29, 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 Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024:


The “fact” that Albert Einstein flunked math class, e.g.

Where River City is, in “The Music Man”

The “B” of R&B

End to a chess game

Crisply shown, as a TV broadcast


Italian city that’s home to da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”


Fabric for a wool jacket

“___ it ever occurred to you …”

Obesity measure: Abbr.