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Puzzazz Crosswords & Puzzles

By Puzzazz, Inc.

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The New York Times Wordplay blog calls it “snazzy.” Wired said it’s “groundbreaking.” Puzzle lovers call it “fantastic,” the “Best way to do the NYT,” and “Hands down the best crossword puzzle app.”

Solve thousands of high quality puzzles from Puzzazz or the web, in the only app with a full-fidelity digital experience for the New York Times crossword. The Puzzazz app is free, with no extra charge to solve NYT puzzles or those you download.

Puzzazz’s unique, optimized experience, its unparalleled user interface, and its exclusive, award-winning TouchWrite™ handwriting recognition technology make solving more fun, even on small screens.


From Puzzazzz ▶ Browse through puzzles by world-class authors, some of the best you’ll find anywhere. Every book starts with free puzzles!

The New York Times Crossword ▶ To solve the NYT crossword, just enter your Premium Crosswords subscription credentials to get started.

From the web ▶ Simply visit an author’s web site in Safari and tap on the Download or Solve in Puzzazz link for the puzzle you want to solve, which can be in .puz or ipuz format. By visiting the author’s web site, you can be assured that the puzzle is being downloaded with the author’s permission, and without circumventing their web site (many independent authors have blog posts about each puzzle that you’ll want to see).


“The interface looks snazzy, and you can download books galore by some of your favorite constructors.” —New York Times Wordplay blog

“Puzzazz is able to handle almost any New York Times crossword trick” —Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Editor

“The people at Puzzazz have been working hard on cultivating quality puzzles and developing TouchWrite, a groundbreaking new technology for doing puzzles on the screen.” —Wired

“TouchWrite is an awesome technology.” —GeekWire


“Best APP Ever! The TouchWrite technology is perfect, especially when I use it on the phone.” —Jackleroy

“Fantastic puzzle app! Some things are actually better than solving on paper.” —Wendell O.

“Best puzzle experience out there! The TouchWrite software alone puts Puzzazz way ahead of the field. I also love the selection of books - something to satisfy all types of puzzlers.” —puzzlefan1001

“Puzzazz is the most user friendly of the puzzle apps out there. They have puzzles by masters of the craft, including the New York Times.” —Toddwseattle

“Best way to do the NYT! Best part is extra features for some of the gimmick puzzles.” —derekallen7

“Hands down the best crossword puzzle app in the App Store. I specifically subscribed to the New York Times Premium crosswords because this app supports them.” —hightemp

“Killer app! Was looking for a good crossword app and so far this is the best I’ve found.” —CadillacCruiser17


Puzzazz’s free puzzle app is designed by puzzle lovers for puzzle lovers, with a solving experience that is all about the puzzles. It’s an elegant, optimized, modeless experience for puzzles of all types.

Puzzazz is built with an eye toward how you solve puzzles, from our TouchWrite handwriting recognition to subtle features for left-handed and color blind solvers. You’ll appreciate our automatic clue highlighting, including cross-references. You can always see both Across and Down clues at the same time, no matter how you orient your device. Take notes on a clue or mark a cell in the grid. Get a hint if you need one.

Puzzazz is not just the best crossword puzzle app—it’s the best app for all types of puzzles, including cryptic and variety crosswords, and many that have previously only been available for pencil and paper solving, including word, logic, Mentagy, rebus, even mystery puzzles. Puzzazz supports everything you find in crosswords, including rebus (multiple letter) cells, extra or missing clues, and unusual grids. If you solve cryptics, you’ll love the smart hinting.

What's New in Version 3.2

With Puzzazz 3.2, you can solve any puzzle you have or can download in .puz or ipuz format, at no additional charge. Simply visit an author’s web site in Safari and tap the Download or Solve in Puzzazz link for the puzzle you want to solve.

When you see a Solve in Puzzazz link on a puzzle author's web site, it means that the author is providing you a puzzle that matches the print version of their puzzle, a feature exclusive to Puzzazz.


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Customer Reviews

A fun app

Best way to do NYT, especially since the Magmic app hasn't worked on my iPad for months! Best part is extra features for some of the gimmick puzzles.

Wrong ending

Every puzzle I solve is incorrect according to this however I can find nothing wrong and when I ask to see the incorrect word all of a sudden I'm correct I solved the puzzle.

Puzzazz Crosswords & Puzzles
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2014
  • Version: 3.2
  • Size: 34.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Puzzazz

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. book: Piece of Cake Crosswords, Easy Crossword Puzzles by Ian Livengood$2.99
  2. book: A Daily Crossword Book Three by Wayne Robert Williams$2.99
  3. book: A Daily Crossword Book One by Wayne Robert Williams$2.99
  4. book: Crosswords and Variety Puzzles for Serious Solvers by Alan Olschwang$2.99
  5. book: Xwordz 4 Newbs, Easy Crossword Puzzles by Parker Lewis$2.99
  6. book: A Daily Crossword Book Two by Wayne Robert Williams$2.99
  7. book: Fun & Games Crosswords by Amy Johnson$2.99
  8. book: World of Crosswords, puzzles by Carla Frechette and Marya Doery$2.99
  9. book: I Swear, Crossword Puzzles by Vic Fleming$2.99
  10. book: Easy Crosswords with Riddles by Harvey Estes$2.99

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