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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 2.4.4

We hope you're enjoying streaks, stats and some of the other features we've been releasing recently. Feel free to write us with feedback as a review or at as usual!

NEW: better formatting for iPhone 6 and 6+. We've still got work to do here, but it should be a better experience for those of you on the cutting edge.

FIXED: Streak issues for users outside the US. If your streaks were reported incorrectly before, they should be better now.

FIXED: Tips and tricks and Easy Puzzles will now hide when you've completed them both. You can still find them again in your packs section.

FIXED: Too many other things to mention. As always, if it didn't work before, it may work now, so please try it again.


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Customer Reviews

(Was) Practically Perfect

They added the stat tracking before this update, as promised, but now in some misguided attempt to make it better for iPhone 6 users, they've actually done the opposite and made it worse! The keyboard is too small to type on. All the work they did to make the app pretty and modern just went out the window. I will be reinstalling to the previous version.

Previous review: The NYT completely revamped their app, much to the dismay of their users, and with this latest update have fulfilled their promise to listen to everyone and have restored almost all of its former features. They promise with the next update to include stat tracking (the only thing still missing from the previous version of the app), and given how hard they've worked to give their customers the app they want since the major redesign, I have no reason to doubt them.

Very good crossword app for NY Times

This app makes crosswording easy and fast. They're updating it now, too, so it's improving all the time. It's my favorite puzzle app, although it's (almost) all about the NY Times puzzles.

You do have subscribe for the NY Times puzzles, and can purchase a number of other puzzles as well. Samples are free, though, and there are plenty of samples to get you going.

So if you do the NY Times crosswords, this is a great little app.

Broken. Again.

We should be used to this by now, but hope springs eternal. This is the 5th update in which a cosmetic fix is applied (hooray) and something that was not broken is fixed in such a way as to be unplayable (not so much hooray). On this one, the puzzle is automatically locked into a full zoom. And is unable to be changed. This means navigating the puzzle by sight is impossible. When you touch a square, the app tries to recenter, then randomly places the cursor in another square. It's frankly idiotic. I can't wait for the next version, where that will be fixed, and the next mistake made will be a fascinating new surprise.

The New York Times Crossword
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2015
  • Version: 2.4.4
  • Size: 12.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: The New York Times Company (iDP)

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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