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How to Play The 2 Minute Mini Crossword Puzzle
Let’s learn how to play mini crossword and start solving puzzles in record time! As in any crossword, the best answer to fill in first is one that you’re completely sure of. That’s not necessarily the first clue you see (1 Across), since crossword authors don’t automatically make the first clue the easiest one. And in any case, no two players people have the same vocabulary and knowledge. So take a look at all 10 clues, then type one of the answers that you’re most confident about. If (as we hope) you’re sure about more than one answer, it may be more helpful for you to start with the answer that’s closest to the top of the diagram.
Once you’ve filled in that answer, take advantage of the hints that you now have for all the answers that cross it. These hints will both guide help you to think of the answers, and also give you more confidence that an answer you’ve thought of is correct. Of course, the more of the puzzle you’ve filled in, the easier it will be for you to think of the remaining answers.
Keep in mind that most of The 2 Minute Mini Crossword answers will be single uncapitalized words. Though be sure to pay attention to the “2 wds.” And “Hyph.” messages that end the answers that are two words or hyphenated.
It’s always OK to “get help” whenever you like, to finish a puzzle. That includes checking what you’ve filled in so far, or asking for a letter or word, or even doing a quick online search. Before you do that, be sure that you haven’t unintentionally typed in any incorrect letters.
Customize your solving preferences with the Settings link in the upper-left corner. You can activate the timer (or not), skip over filled squares (or not), display the clues as a list (or not), have sounds (or not), and position the clues either to the right or left of the diagram.
When you’ve got a few more than two minutes for your crossword puzzling, you’re invited to try the rest of Arkadium’s most gentle crossword challenges. These include the Daily Crossword, Stan Newman’s Easy Crossword, and each week’s Monday and Tuesday versions of Stan Newman’s Daily Crossword. Slightly more challenging crosswords than these: Daily Commuter Crossword, Sheffer Crossword, and Penny Dell Easy Morning Crosswords.
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About The 2 Minute Mini Crossword
Do you enjoy NYT mini crossword puzzles but only have just a couple of minutes? Then this free 10-answer crossword is the one for you! Even easier than The Daily Mini Crossword, only the easiest of clues and answers are allowed here. The answers are all carefully chosen to be words that everyone should know, and the clues are written to point as clearly as possible to those answers. To make your solving even smoother, any answer that’s two words or a hyphenated word will have the helpful addition “2 wds.” or “Hyph.”
You should know that the “2 Minute” name is based on testing actual puzzles among Arkadium crossword fans. And (confidentially), the average solving times of our Mini testers was significantly less than 120 seconds