NYT's The Mini crossword answers for March 9

Answers to each clue for the March 9, 2024 edition of NYT's The Mini crossword puzzle.

NYT's The Mini crossword answers for March 9
Closeup view of crossword puzzle clues

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, March 9, 2024:

Across

First full month of spring

  • The answer is April.

Big cost for a working parent

  • The answer is Daycare.

Affectionate toward

  • The answer is Sweet on.

Pb, on the periodic table

  • The answer is Lead.

Washington NBA team

  • The answer is Wizards.

Company that created ChatGPT

  • The answer is OpenAI.

Walk like a duck

  • The answer is Waddle.

Down

Targets of Internet blockers

  • The answer is Ads.

Bear hand

  • The answer is Paw.

What "them good old boys were drinkin'," in Don McLean's "American Pie"

  • The answer is Rye.

Country with a renowned "Ring Road"

  • The answer is Iceland.

Like a career move that doesn't improve salary or title

  • The answer is Lateral.

Band assistant

  • The answer is Roadie.

Conclusions

  • The answer is Ends.

Knock the socks off

  • The answer is Wow.

Hoppy brew, for short

  • The answer is IPA.

British "Z"

  • The answer is Zed.

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