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NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game

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 2.8.4

# Fixes and Updates
- Fixed a bug that limited access during offline or airplane mode
- Added additional safeguards to improve app stability with malformed puzzles
- Other minor bugs smashed

# Fun Facts
Celebrating 75 Years of The New York Times Crossword: When Margaret Farrar, the grande dame of crosswords, retired from The Times in 1969, Will Weng, previously head of The Times’s Metropolitan Desk, took over as the crossword editor. He added sly humor to the clues and more wordplay to the themes.


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Customer Reviews

Tons of fun; nav is good, not great

Most importantly: Nothing's my I'm about to say should impact your purchasing decision. If you like doing crosswords and you're okay with buying add-ons (either puzzle collections or the NYT puzzle subscription) you should pick this up. The navigation is more than good enough. I, however, will quibble.

It's nice to move quickly from one clue to the next with the arrows provided, but there are a few more common navigations that I wish the app provided directly:

- Better navigation within the local grid. The words directly adjacent to each other in a cluster aren't always the next/previous ones numerically.

- Better "non-manipulating" navigation within the word. Sometimes I misclick the square I want, and would like to adjust one or two squares left/right/up/down, but one can only go backward destructively (by deleting letters) and forward by entering letters into the box.

One affordance that would address both problems is a set of four-arrow "cursor keys" that would move the cursor up/down/left/right without modifying the contents of the box under the cursor. I doubt that's the only solution, however.

Anyway, great content for crossword fans, my navigation quibbles notwithstanding.

- going back and forth within the

Update brings errors...

Immediately after updating the app, there were clearly some wires crossed somewhere, because the stats section was showing a longer streak than I was actually entitled to. Later it seemed to have been fixed, and then it was wrong again, and now it seems correct, but for how long? Also, even though I previously had notifications turned on for the publication of each day's puzzle, and that's what the setting still shows and I have not changed anything, I am no longer getting them.

I don't like that the box which appears immediately after successfully completing a puzzle no longer shows the time.

Otherwise, I find the app easy to use, and I really enjoy doing the puzzle this way.

Enjoyable but could be a little better

I enjoy the app and use it just about every day. It works smoothly and reliably. My only complaint is that puzzles with unusually formatted answers (rebuses or special characters) can require all sorts of guessing before finding the one solution that will be marked as correct (like whether to use a star or type "star", or whether the 'across' letter or the 'down' letter is desired). It would be nice if multiple solutions that are correct could be accepted. Minor problem, though. Overall, this is still a great app.

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.8.4
  • Size: 53.2 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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