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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

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 2.7.3

# Fixes
- Fixes a crash on launch for some users.
- Fixes a crash when some users try to log in.
- Fixes a crash when restoring purchases fails for some users.
- Fixes a crash for some users after logging in during the onboarding process.

# Fun Facts
CRASH has appeared as an answer in The New York Times Crossword eight times and BUG has appeared 15 times. No wonder SORRY has appeared 16 times.


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Customer Reviews

Great App! Great Service!

Thanks for the prompt bug fix to the second to last bug fix! Bugs happen.

I have bought NYT crossword books and done their puzzles in the paper since I was a teen. There are none better. And, I loved this app despite the intermediary that provided it. I love it much more since NYT took over the app and improved it. Now, NYT says a silence setting is coming with the next update. In anticipation of that fix to the jarring jingle, I recommend this app without reservation. It delivers the best crosswords in a user-friendly app. AND the NYT listens to user input and makes regular updates. This app is well worth its new price.

Great App, Consistently Improving

[UPDATE: Just want to say thanks for fixing the recent crashing issue ridiculously fast. Less than 24 hours and it's been taken care of. I love how dependable the new regime is; even when there is a technical problem it's dealt with swiftly. Sorry for the undeserved negative reviews by impatient people in the interim.]

Worlds better than any other crossword-solving app that is or has ever existed. It is getting better still with every update.

To those people complaining about the subscription cost:

Although $40 is, in point of fact, a fair price for a year's worth of high-quality crosswords, that is beside the point. The app designers have no control over what the Times decides to charge for subscriptions. Leaving a bad review for the app because of this is petty and thoughtless.

Great app, especially with subscription

I love having access to the daily crossword puzzle and I find the subscription fee well worth it to have access to the full archives. The puzzles become available at 10 p.m. the night before which is a nice treat as well (6 p.m. on Sunday for the Monday puzzle). I wish the user interface for checking and revealing squares, words, and the puzzle was a little more fluid but that is my only complaint.

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.3
  • Size: 41.6 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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