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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.

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What's New in Version 2.8.1

We’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Crossword being in The New York Times! Our gift to you is a free pack of puzzles from our archives, including the very first puzzle (which is admittedly really hard and a reflection of the culture of that time). Puzzles are annotated with notes by Will Shortz. Enjoy!

# Fixes
- Improve packs screen display for iPad users
- Other minor bug fixes

# Fun Facts
On November 17, 1924, an editorial in The New York Times calls crossword puzzles "a primitive sort of mental exercise" and a "sinful waste" of time. Another editorial four days later predicts their swift disappearance. After Pearl Harbor, the Times becomes the last major New York daily to add the puzzle on February 15, 1942. As the first editor of the Crossword noted, "I don't think I have to sell you on the increased demand for this kind of pastime in an increasingly worried world. You can't think of your troubles while solving a crossword. . . ."


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Customer Reviews

The "gift" that isn't

I've tried to download the 75th anniversary "gift" pack to my iPad three times. No luck. Keeps saying I've already "purchased" it but the pack does not appear in my collection. The "Restore purchases" command doesn't help.

Nice gesture to celebrate the Times puzzle anniversary with a gift collection of great puzzles but really, it's not much of a gift if customers can't access them. If the Times fixed this bug, my rating would be 5 stars for the quality of the puzzles but certainly not for this bug-riddled app.

I love this app

I'm addicted to this app. I use it every day to grow my crossword puzzle skills. It has all the features I need and it's surprisingly simple to fill out a puzzle on my phone given the simplicity of the design.

Bunch of Crap

Another update and they still haven't fixed the issue regarding purchased puzzles disappearing. NYT is aware of the issue, and has still done nothing for the customers who purchased puzzle packs over the last several years.

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: 2.8.1
  • Size: 46.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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