NYT’s The Mini crossword answers for April 18 from Mashable

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, April 18, 2024:


Bluegrass instrument

The answer is banjo.

Audible way to think

The answer is aloud.

“Aladdin” character whose first line is “Oy! 10,000 years will give you such a crick in the neck!”

The answer is Genie.

Members of a company’s C-suite

The answer is execs.

Behind schedule

The answer is late.


The schmear goes here

The answer is bagel.

Amazon’s assistant

The answer is Alexa.

Group of nine

The answer is nonet.

Battery life, informally

The answer is juice.

Poems like “To Autumn” and “To a Skylark”

The answer is Odes.

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