NYT’s The Mini crossword answers for October 26

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 Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023:


Move quickly through the air

  • The answer is whiz.

Villain’s opposite

  • The answer is hero.

Screenwriter Sorkin

The answer is Aaron.

You again?

  • The answer is clone.

What X means on a clock

  • The answer is ten.


Loudest animal on earth, with songs of over 180 decibels

  • The answer is whale.

Long-legged wading bird

  • The answer is heron.

Fe, on the periodic table

  • The answer is iron.


  • The answer is zone.

Pretend (like)

  • The answer is act.

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