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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

Paid subscription not working - no support available

I paid for the annual subscription (a hefty app price for me but I did it, I love the work of the blessed Will Shortz that much). So I'm very frustrated that the subscription doesn't show up in the app. I've done a reinstall, subscription confirmation and every trick the internet can offer. No dice. Apple confirms my purchase but refers to the app developer for all other issues. The Times doesn't seem to offer any support. I'm directed to their main support line for the paper and they seem unable to offer any assistance. I'm sad, frustrated, puzzle-less and all I can confirm is: I was definitely charged but I got nothing for it.

Yes I get a fair amount of enjoyment from this app

But the constant dickering with stuff that doesn't matter to me like substandard easy packs of cute miniatures, rather than a timer that works properly, i.e., shuts off when you've solved correctly, and stats that keep on moving back up when you've just logged a series of below average solve times is really wearing out my good will. And yes my updates are all in order. I don't know of course, but isn't it pretty simple to write something to calculate averages?

Too, too expensive+app malfunctions now

Subscription has climbed from $20/year to $40/yr. Too much for buggy app that locks up frequently among other malfunctions since last upgrade (a pet peeve is constant over-design until the geeks break what worked before).
I also did not care about the constant promotion of mini puzzles while challenging packs were scarce.
Luckily my renewal time was close so I was able to cancel it.
This is a first world problem, however.

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.4
  • 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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