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 is available for free; access to prior mini crosswords or the larger crosswords requires a subscription. The crossword advances to the next day at 7pm on weekdays and 3pm on weekends (PST).