NYT's The Mini crossword answers for December 16

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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 Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023:


Goldendoodle, e.g.

  • The answer is Dog.

Italian city that anagrams to NO AGE

  • The answer is Genoa.

Flaky white fish

  • The answer is Tilapia.

What the answer to this clue is not (it's two!)

  • The answer is One word.

Changed, as DNA

  • The answer is Mutated.

Animal hides

  • The answer is Pelts.

Blue above you

  • The answer is Sky.


Backspaces, e.g.

The answer is Deletes.

Out touring the neighborhood

  • The answer is On a walk.

Words to a 1-Across while 2-Down

  • The answer is Go potty.

Generate, as excitement

  • The answer is Gin up.

Buenos ___, capital of Argentina

The answer is Aires.

Sawyer created by Mark Twain

The answer is Tom.

Use a "+" sign

The answer is Add.

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