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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 2.8.5

# Fixes and Updates
- Updates to the app to take advantage of new changes in iOS 11
- Fixes to Stats and Packs screen display issues
- Fixes to Stats screen to reflect proper streak data

# Fun Facts
The Answer ELEVEN has appeared 139 times during the Will Shortz era - often clued as “Football team” or “Soccer team”, but also as “One plus one?” and “7’s retail partner.” But best of all “On a scale of 1 to 10, what one amp in ”This Is Spinal Tap” goes to”


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Customer Reviews


My wife has been a long-time NYTImes crossword puzzle aficionado, always doing them "in ink." When I retired a few years ago, I started working on the puzzles over breakfast, with the on-line version (my wife laid claim to the paper). I thought it was a snap when she pointed out that Monday's were the easiest. I soon found that to be the case, and slowly worked my was through the week. I now do pretty well (excepting, for the most part, Saturday's). They're often fun, occasionally vexing and always challenging. The puns, however, are painful! Keep up the great work!

Top notch app

Love the way this app tracks stats and streaks, and has functionality to let you send comments to the support team, who have always been super responsive.

If you are a puzzle subscriber, did you know that you can also do the Acrostic puzzles online (and cryptic crosswords, etc) on the NYT site using your web browser? Not sure why it took me so long to find them, but happy I did. I almost felt like they had been hiding them!

A must have for crossword enthusiasts

I used to subscribe to the newspaper just to do the NYT crossword puzzles daily. Now I can do them on my device every day without the hassle of a newspaper. The app is well worth the monthly subscription fee. I can't imagine not having it now that I do. Plus, there is a plethora of archived puzzles to complete when you feel the urge to work a crossword. Highly recommend purchasing this application!

New York Times Crossword
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 2.8.5
  • Size: 51.2 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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