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, April 26, 2024:


Imperfection in a diamond

The answer is flaw.

Bit of cheek makeup

The answer is blush.

Tall and lean

The answer is urges.


The answer is lanky.

Something shared by wetlands and woodwinds

The answer is reed.


Roadside emergency marker

The answer is flare.

Glute-strengthening exercise

The answer is lunge.

The “A” of FAQ

The answer is asked.

Fundamental reasons

The answer is why’s.

Zoom call effect for a distracting background

The answer is blur.


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