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New York Times Crossword

By The New York Times Company

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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 2.8.6

# Fixes and Updates
- Everybody gets until midnight Pacific Time to get their gold star. Keep that streak alive, solvers!
- Fix to contrast puzzle settings that caused color scheme to switch for some users
- Fix to crash bugs reported for some iPad users on iOS 9.3.5
- Fix to crash bugs reported for some users on iOS 11
- Updates to keep your NYT account and new-puzzle notifications humming and running smoothly

# Fun Facts
This answer has shown up 65 times in our 75 year history with clues like
Run out of clothes?
DiMaggio’s 56 in 1941
A gambler may have a hot or cold one
Barely move?

Figured it out?
The answer is STREAK


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Customer Reviews

Favorite crossword puzzle!

I love the NYT crossword puzzle, and the app is even better than the paper version --> when I get it all correct, it rewards me with a happy tune! You can use a pencil if you like, it will check letters, words, or the whole puzzle, it keeps track of my statistics over time, and has a link to a blog. There's puzzle packs you can buy as well. Okay, sure, I do have to subscribe to get to work this puzzle, but that's the cost of living out in the country where it's tough to get a good daily paper. I just got a new iPad for Christmas and this puzzle app was the first app I installed!

Love this app! (But I have a suggestion)

I love this app! I do the puzzle nearly every day, and this app has a user-friendly interface that makes it even more fun. Just one suggestion: sometimes, I can’t work the puzzle on the issue date. When I solve it a few days later, I get a blue star, even if I solved it perfectly. I understand not getting a gold star if I didn’t complete it on the official day—but how about a third level of star (silver?) for getting it right on a different day? It would be nice to have a visual that indicates my solving record more accurately.

NYT Crossword review

I am still locked out of my iPhone puzzles because I can’t get the stupid ‘rate me’ request off my screen. That’s both Sunday and Monday. Do I get any money back for the days I can’t get at my puzzles because of your system?

Love-addiction to the puzzles. I am VISUALLY CHALLENGED. 5 stars rating on a normal day, and if I could read the teeny print. But you don’t give any help to an overly educated puzzler.
I use a magnifying glass to read clues. Also today I Can’t get at my Sunday puzzle until I fill out star ratings. Maybe I can’t get puzzle today because I’m visually challenged, and some things can get bigger, like the plea for a review, and I could have opted out the demand for a review if the whole review request box were available for me to read.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.8.6
  • Size: 53.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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