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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 on the only mobile crossword app built by The New York Times.

The New York Times Crossword is free to download, and all users get unlimited access to the daily puzzle and calendar archive for 7 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 in your account settings and Play Anywhere. Your iOS puzzle progress will be saved and available on the web and vice versa!

It’s the same puzzle that’s printed every day in The New York Times newspaper. All daily puzzles are available the previous day at 10pm EST with a subscription, so enjoy Tuesday’s puzzle on Monday at 10pm! Practice and learn how to solve the puzzle on Monday or Tuesday or challenge yourself with even harder puzzles later in the week.

Short, sweet and available without a subscription every day! Get a quick crossword fix when you don't have time for the whole thing.

Themed puzzles to download and add to your collection — the first puzzle in each pack is free to try, and new packs arrive every 8 weeks!

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

Solve puzzles that include new tricks like rebuses, highlighted or underlined squares, and more!

Subscriptions include a 12 month subscription at $39.99 per year and a monthly subscription at $6.99 per month, charged to your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of its term unless turned off at least 24 hours before expiration. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

Feedback? 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 2.5.0

The NYTimes Crossword 2.5.0 is out!


* Track your improvement with the new statistics screen!


* Improves competitive/statistics data for puzzle you played a long time ago.


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Customer Reviews

A whole new problem

Downloaded the upgrade and then thought to read the reviews. Uh oh, here we go again, I figured. But unlike the experience of other reviewers, I found that this upgrade worked almost flawlessly. There were some anxious moments where it said my subscription had expired, but I clicked Restore Purchases and everything returned, including my history. So, the developers must have done some quick fixing thanks to the complaints of the first down loaders.

Buggy, weak interface

Update: the latest revision crashes my iPad.
Previous review: I use this app on the iPad mini. The interface is weak, not particularly intuitive, with small buttons in awkward places it has a nicer look than the previous 3rd party version that the NYTs pulled the plug on, but more buggy by a long shot. Only one compelling new feature and that is the daily mini, which is fun, but also buggy, and rarely comes on the day that one expects. For example today is Monday, but the only puzzle I could get is Tuesday, same deal on Friday when I got Sunday. Hopefully they will fix these many bugs.

Advertisements are not ok

The interface itself is great and works well in both portrait and landscape modes for me. I have a huge issue with advertisements though. There is absolutely no justification for having to watch a video before playing a puzzle pack I paid to do. I could understand watching them for free puzzles but otherwise it's a great way to make me never want to buy another pack from NYT ever again.

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5.0
  • Size: 14.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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