The New York Times has been publishing Crosswords since 1942! It’s one of the most popular crosswords to try one’s hand at, and in modern times (since 2014), there is the regular, full-sized Crossword along with the Mini Crossword. New York Times has also added additional word games like Spelling Bee, Letterboxed, and Wordle (which we cover extensively!). This post shares all of the answers to the NYT Mini Crossword published January 31 2023.
NYT Mini Crossword Solution Guide
Here are all of the answers for this New York Times Mini Crossword. Click/tap on the appropriate clue to get the answer. (We have done it this way so that if you’re just looking for a handful of clues, you won’t spoil other ones you’re working on!) You can also find an ongoing post of the latest NYT Mini Crossword answers.
- Like the sky on a rainy day
- Something a restaurant makes to order?
- Success for a fisherman or wide receiver
- Casino pair
- Villainous lion in "The Lion King"
- Sierra truck maker
- Curls up with a good book
- Bit of hijinks
- Plant with tough, sword-shaped leaves
- "___ Loss" (2022 #1 album for Drake)
Keep in mind, the New York Times actually scales the difficulty of their puzzles through the week! The Monday version of the Mini Crossword is the easiest and most straight-forward, whereas the Saturday version is the most difficult and often involves more wordplay. New crosswords are released at 10PM ET on weekdays and 6PM ET on weekends. You can browse past NYT Mini Crossword Clues we’ve shared answers to in order to get a sense of the puzzle’s difficulty.
If you’re still struggling to solve your crosswords, consider practicing with the Eugene Sheffer and Thomas Joseph dailies first.