NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Saturday, April 20

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


  • Bicycle wheel : circle :: ___ : radius – SPOKE
  • Locker room amenity – TOWEL
  • Naughty thing to do in a chorus class – LIPSYNC
  • Frequently, in poetry – OFT
  • Medical research org. – NIH
  • Party guest’s guest – PLUSONE
  • Politician with a six-year term – SENATOR
  • Crustaceans in the genus Cyclops have only one of this organ – EYE


  • Suppress, as a yawn – STIFLE
  • Many a song on the Billboard Hot 100 – POPTUNE
  • Yelps of pain – OWS
  • Headlining speech at a convention – KEYNOTE
  • Weather phenomenon with a Spanish name – ELNINO
  • Hacks (off), as branches – LOPS
  • One-named singer who starred in “Moonstruck” – CHER
  • “I’ve been thinking …” – SAY

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