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NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game

By The New York Times Company

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The best crossword in the world is better than ever! Enjoy the same puzzles printed in the daily newspaper in the crossword app built by The New York Times.

Start playing with unlimited access to the daily puzzles for seven days. After that, subscribe for full access to The Crossword on iOS and at

Your subscription now gives you access to The Crossword on at no additional charge. Just connect or create an account and play anywhere. Your puzzles will be available in the app and on the web.

This is the same puzzle that’s printed every day in The New York Times newspaper. Each daily puzzle is available the evening before at 10 p.m. E.T. (6 p.m. E.T. on weekends); enjoy Tuesday’s puzzle on Monday at 10 p.m. Practice and learn how to solve the puzzle on Monday or Tuesday, or challenge yourself with even more challenging puzzles later in the week.

Mini Puzzles are short, sweet and available every day without a subscription! Get a quick crossword fix when you don't have time for a daily puzzle.

Download these themed puzzles and add them to your collection. The first puzzle in each pack is free to try. Check back for new packs!

Subscribers can also play over 20 years of classic puzzles from our archives.

Solve puzzles with tricks like rebuses, related clues, checking, revealing and more!

Subscription options include an annual subscription at $39.99 per year and a monthly subscription at $6.99 per month. This amount will be charged to your iTunes account if purchased within the app. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of its term unless you cancel it at least 24 hours before expiration. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

Questions? Suggestions? Issues? Please contact us at or from within the app itself. Your feedback is important to us and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Please note: subscription to The New York Times Crossword does not include access to any other New York Times products, including but not limited to or mobile news content, e-reader additions, Times Premier, NYT Now, or other apps on non-iOS devices. No cancellations are allowed during active subscription period.

What's New in Version 2.6.2


- Opening Crossword will no longer pause audio that you are listening to in another app.
- If you pull down on a text message notification while using the app, the keyboard will remain visible.

This is our last update that will support iOS 7 — we recommend upgrading to iOS 8 or later for the best experience.

If you're enjoying the app, please review us in the App Store. If you're having issues, report them in the app with the Feedback button or by email at


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Customer Reviews

Needs sync

This app has come a long way in the since it’s first version and I really don’t have any complaints about the interface. The subscription rate is reasonable as well. The biggest problem remaining, for me at least, is the fact that it doesn’t sync between the iPad and the iPhone. In 2015, for a company as big as the New York Times, that’s ridiculous. I really don’t that think that they understand how people use mobile devices. People don’t use one or the other they use both at different times, and they expect their data to be the same on both.

Good app, no discounts for subscribers

The app functions quite well and the interface is reliable and straightforward. I appreciate that I can open and close it and it saves my progress on a puzzle- nice for taking the train, or on elevators if you're particularly antisocial like I am.

I'm pretty disappointed by the price for puzzle packs for NYT subscribers. Also, there doesn't appear to be a way to play past/recent weeks' puzzles; if there is a way, it is not apparent.

Great way to do puzzle, but

I've been using this app to do the crossword from the Times since before the Times took it over, and I really enjoy it.

It is kind of disappointing that I don't get a Times subscriber discount, it seems kind of pricey for an app.

Maybe someone from the Times could explain why?

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.2
  • Size: 20.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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