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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 2.6.0

* The MINI ARCHIVE has arrived! Subscribers now have access to more than a year’s worth of Mini puzzles. Missed a day? No problem! Past Minis are available on the calendar screen.
* iOS 9 compatibility. Be sure to update to this version if you’ve installed iOS 9.

* Timer-related bugs: squashed! The timer should no longer occasionally behave in unexpected ways when resuming a puzzle.
* Selected words now display correctly in iPhone's list view.

Thank you so much to those who rated us highly in the App Store! We really appreciate it.


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Customer Reviews

If you love crosswords, you need this

I was instantly hooked after doing the Minis in NYTNow, and getting the app has rekindled my love of crosswords.
The New York Times has the best crosswords by far, and this app is the best way to play them. Easy to use, access (to subscribers) the archives, and sets for purchase for others. The new Mini archive is great, as they are great fun for me and my 7-year-old, but we often miss a day here and there.
What could be added: community stats, competitions perhaps. But for now, this is one of my most used apps.

Fun for me.

For what ever reason the app does not use the standard keyboard for special characters. I know it has have the rebus key. For today I didn't realize that I had to rebus the apostrophe to become quotation marks. Also there appears to be input lag when I use the keyboard.

Since I have the digital subscription it's nice to get the 50% discount. I'm still new to crosswords so I like doing the mini first to boost my confidence and then tackle the full puzzle. I the end I like the app as it looks professional and keeps track of your play. Also I like the ability to play on my pc and then be able to continue on my phone.

Two bugs

Yesterday's puzzle required quotation marks as a character in some of the answers and the app for iPhone and iPad doesn't offer quotation marks as a keyboard option. I had to finish the puzzle online rather than through the app. Also since the latest operating system update, if you switch to another app and come back to the crossword app, the keyboard disappears. You have to exit the puzzle, go back to the main screen, then return to the puzzle to get the keyboard back.

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.0
  • Size: 19.9 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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