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 2.17

- Updates and improvements for Voice Over accessibility of the app and puzzle page - turn on Voice Over from iOS Settings, General, Accessibility, Vision and we’ll read the clues to you as you go through the puzzle.
- Added some fun solving feedback and encouragement.

#Fun Facts
We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Wordplay Column, providing you solving tips on every daily puzzle, constructing tips and more! When you get stuck, find it by clicking on the (i) info icon above the grid to get some tips for that day’s puzzle.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings
28 Ratings
My daily cup of tea ,


The crosswords are very absorbing and intelligently created. One has to think hard and that creates the fun element in solving them.
It is like a challenge I have to face every morning with my cup of tea ! It is fun and I look forward to it !
Solving them gives me a lot of satisfaction and makes me feel good too.

_chey_ ,

Full Time Pass

Gets you thinking and best played on the ipad

MadInDelhi ,

Great app for great crosswords

A very intuitive app to solve the world's favourite crossword everyday.


The New York Times Company (iDP)
64.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 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 ₹ 419
  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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