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The New York Times Crossword

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 10p EST with a subscription, so enjoy Tuesday’s puzzle on Monday at 10p! 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 2.4.5

• Improved: The keyboards for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been enlarged to match the size of the standard iOS keyboards.

• Fixed two bugs for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s users: One that caused the puzzle to jump when typing letters and one that wouldn't let the puzzle be zoomed out.


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Customer Reviews

Once one of my favorite apps, developers got greedy

This was once one of my most used--and loved--apps. I used it every day. The day the developers decided to increase the annual subscription by well over 100%, they lost a loyal customer in me. I'm hardly an expert in economics, but I'm quite certain (note the sarcasm, please) that even in the worst economic periods inflation rates are much, much lower. I really hoped that the developers would see the light on this issue; sadly, they haven't. In fact, I've never seen any rationale for the exorbitant increase. The lack of an explanation indicates to me that the developers really don't care about their client's concerns. Sad. Also, just wanted to add to the developers--keep giving minor updates, and I promise to resubmit my review every time. It drives me nuts when app developers issue updates as a way to get rid of bad reviews.

Argumentative Customer Service Rep

I’m not crazy about this version. Past updates were better. Once they started tinkering with the design again, it started to have problems again so I gave them feedback, as I did when they completely trashed the app after taking control of it. All I got back was a litany of argumentative emails about how they weren’t going to fix it and I should just get used to it rather than simply taking my comments under advisement. They could have done that with an automated email! It’s all I wanted and basic customer relations management. Instead, this one person was rather insulting and it makes me think that none of this is worth it if I’m to be berated when I’m not 100% pleased with their product.

Needs a little improvement

I used the previous version as well as this one. This one works fine. What I don't like is that I can't see what crossword puzzles I have downloaded but not started, possible in the previous version. I have asked for this twice now through Feedback, and the first time I was told sorry, I don't have a subscription, and the second time they said they would think about it. Sometimes the new support was very good, responding quickly and fixing real bugs, but adding functionality that was taken away apparently isn't high on their list.

The New York Times Crossword
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.4.5
  • Size: 12.6 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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