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

Version 2.9.1

# Fixes and Updates
- Bug fixes to deal with crashes a subset of users were experiencing on startup or restoring purchases of puzzle packs.

# Fun Facts
Celebrating 75 Years of The New York Times Crossword: In November 1993, Will Shortz became The Times’s fourth crossword editor. He broadened the range of contributors, added their bylines to the daily puzzle and incorporated more playful themes and clues.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

729 Ratings

729 Ratings

Works well.


Fun and challenging.

Love it!


Use it many times a day.

Morning ritual

Humbled in Toronto

Love the daily challenge. Humbling most days.
Does crash rarely. Would be nice to clear the cache. Doesn't always have all the info from print or online version so you can feel lost. But this is rare.
But, I use this on two devices and can start a puzzle in one and complete on another.
We I'll be nice to be able to print off a puzzle. Have occasionally wanted to pull out a puzzle to share with friends, etc.
Overall, though, love it. Has become my morning obsession. Is the only game I play and there are thousands to choose from.


The New York Times Company (iDP)
57.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018, The New York Times Company
In-App Purchases
  1. Free Starter Pack Free
  2. New York Times Crossword Subscription $9.99
  3. Introducing the Midi Free


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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