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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 2.9.0

# Updates and Fixes
- Stuck on a puzzle? You can now link directly to the daily Wordplay column with tips on how to tackle the puzzle or some of the tricky clues. Click the info (i) button at the top of the puzzle page and click on the link to view the column. We now link directly to each day’s column back to July 1, 2017.
- For the visually impaired we’ve done an initial revamp of the Voice Over accessibility of the puzzle page - turn on Voice Over from iOS Settings, General, Accessibility, Vision and we’ll read the clues to you as you go through the puzzle. We’ll continue to work towards improving in future releases.
- Now optimized for the iPhone X

# Fun Facts
Celebrating 75 Years of The New York Times Crossword: In 1977, Eugene T. Maleska became The Times’s third crossword editor. A former superintendent of schools in the East Bronx, and a lover of Latin, opera and poetry, he brought a new level of culture and seriousness to the puzzle.


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Customer Reviews

Can no longer make in APP purchases

Now when I try to do a purchase there is no confirm button on the bottom half of the screen. On the top half on the right side it says double click to confirm. This banner is slightly moving but the item I am supposed to double click never appears on the screen. I have an iPhone X and have recently purchased Midi puzzles but now I can no longer purchase. I also looked at a annual subscription but the same screen issues.

Good News. I ended up googling my question and found the answer. That double click message: on the X phone on the upper right side there is a button one can push. So when it said to double click that’s the button they want you to push. So I ended up purchasing an annual subscription. Thought I’d have access to all the $2 - $4 Midi puzzles but that’s not the case. Of course you get access to the big Daily puzzle. But for the Midi’s you have to pay extra as if you had no subscription. BUT I do have access to the Midi archives and thus I have access to 28-31 puzzles for every month of archive.

You got a 5 star rating from me on my initial review when I was having technical problems. So no need to update that.

I don't get it!

Why, when I want to purchase one of the various offerings, do I get the "free trial". I don't want a "free trial" because, I suspect that after the "free trial", I'll automatically be rolled into a big-money paid subscription that is over my budget. Do you think that you'll just automatically charge me through Apple Pay once the "free trial" is over? You offer various versions. Why can't I just choose the $6.-- version? (what ever it is since the title is cut off and there is no description of any of the varied offerings. I feel like I got wrangled into it without any upfront explanation. I tried to get rid of this app but, so far, no go. I will not tolerate the slippery, shoddy bait and switch tactic. Get me out!

Love it, but no night mode?

Great app, and access to the archive is a steal. I’d love it if the developer would add a night mode. My eyes are quite sensitive to light in dark settings. Seems like it would be very simple to implement. Others have complained about navigation, I find the app to be very intuitively designed.

New York Times Crossword
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.9.0
  • Size: 57.2 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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