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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

The Crossword subscription gives you access to The Crossword in the app and on 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: A 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 2.7.4

# Fixes and Features
- Optimized for iOS 10 - you must have iOS 9 or higher to get our future updates - be sure to update your OS to get all the new features!
- Fixed an issue where stats would incorrectly roll over on Sunday to show the upcoming week, resulting in Sunday stats never being displayed.

# Fun Facts
While IOS has appeared as an answer in the Daily Crossword 42 times in the Will Shortz era, the first time that it was clued in reference to Apple was just four years ago in September 2012 (some five years after the introduction of the operating system in 2007). Prior to that it had been clued as “Aegean island on which Homer is said to be buried” or “Colorful moths.”


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Customer Reviews

Great crossword puzzles

This app isn't necessarily innovative, but the quality is very good. The minis and midis are addictive. Although I'm not a fan of the daily full-size puzzles; they're too hard and take too long.

The problem is that after paying for the subscription, I still had to pay for the additional packs. So now I skip the subscription and just buy the packs.

App not supported by Apple or NYT

The app was working fine for the first month of my yearly subscription then one day I could no longer log on. The app did not accept my password and did not recognize my email. I called NYT and they don't have a record of my subscription. They referred me to Apple since I purchased through iTunes. Apple was absolutely no help. They confirmed my subscription but said they could not help with my log in problem. They refused to offer a refund and referred me to my bank. Absolutely no help. This app was a complete ripoff.

Overall good app

The puzzles, of course, are great. I do seem to have difficulties on the day that my renewal goes into effect. It seems to take about an hour for the app to grant me access. Other than this, the app works great day in and day out.

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 2.7.4
  • Size: 34.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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