NYT's The Mini crossword answers for May 17

Answers to each clue for the May 17, 2024 edition of NYT's The Mini crossword puzzle.

NYT's The Mini crossword answers for May 17
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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 Friday, May 17, 2024:


Piece on an abacus

  • The answer is bead.

Q: Why was the mushroom invited to parties? A: He was a real ___!

  • The answer is fungi.

Comedian Murphy

  • The answer is eddie.

Full-price ticket category, as opposed to "child," "student" or "senior"

  • The answer is adult.

Use a keyboard

  • The answer is type.


Stereotypical dog's name

  • The answer is Buddy.

Eventually become

  • The answer is endup.

Light on one's feet

  • The answer is agile.

A panda's is 99% bamboo

  • The answer is diet.

No mean ___ (quite an accomplishment)

  • The answer is feat.

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