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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

Your subscription now gives you access to The Crossword on at no additional charge. 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: 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 2.7.0

# Tab Bar!

We’ve collected some important buttons in a tab bar. They’re now quicker to navigate, (nearly) always visible and just a bit easier to tap.

# Fixes

- The archive calendar remembers whether 'Daily' or 'Mini' was last selected.
- The archive calendar immediately scrolls to the selected month and year.
- We’ve improved syncing between the app and the web for a puzzle's elapsed time.
- Skipping black squares with a certain combination of settings now works correctly.
- The app recognizes when you solve a puzzle for the first time.
- The Congrats message conceals the solution on iPhone, as it does on iPad. Screenshot your victories and brag away.

The week for Statistics now begins on Monday, just like The Crossword.

# Also

Requires iOS 8 or higher.


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Customer Reviews

Good app but needs a few things

This is a great app if you're looking for a crossword app and I have spent a lot of time with it and there are a few things that they could change that would make this review 5 stars. First, it doesn't recognize my subscription on my iPhone, I first got the app on the iPad and my subscription works fine there but it does not work on my iPhone. And second, add stat tracking for the mini crosswords, I know they're not as important as the regular crossword puzzles but having stat tracking for the minis would be nice.

Hogs battery, bug with resume puzzle

Past few versions of this app have been hogging large amounts of battery power on my iPhone. Also, latest version has a bug with the Resume Puzzle feature. When you open the app and click to Resume a puzzle, the bottom of the puzzle above the keyboard will be cut off, because the puzzle opened under the notification bar at the top of the phone. Normally the puzzles open over the notification bar so that the elite grid is visible.

Excellent updates!

This is probably the first time I've ever downloaded an update to an app that actually addressed every bug or shortcoming I encountered in the previous version. Both the improved updating process for the archive and concealing of the answers in the background are exactly what I wanted. Now if only I could figure out where to access the puzzle of the month...

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.0
  • Size: 20.9 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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