NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Monday, July 8


The Mini open in the NYT Games app on iOS.
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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

NYT The Mini Crossword logo.
New York Times


  • Place for a blowout – SALON
  • Formal decree – EDICT
  • Chip topped with queso and jalapenos – NACHO
  • Nasty – MEAN


  • “Dear sir or ___ …” – MADAM
  • Pulitzer-winning novelist Walker – ALICE
  • Chocolaty coffee drink – MOCHA
  • Playwright Chekhov – ANTON
  • One of 100 in congress: Abbr. – SEN


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