Max maintains crossbot, a Slack bot to foster competition and fun on the
New York Times Mini Crossword. It lives in
#minicrossword on Slack.
It’s on GitHub if you want to mess around with it.
The mini crossword for that day is available for free; access to other days or the larger crosswords requires a subscription. The crossword advances to the next day at 7pm on weekdays and 3pm on weekends (PST).