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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.

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What's New in Version 2.8.1

We’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Crossword being in The New York Times! Our gift to you is a free pack of puzzles from our archives, including the very first puzzle (which is admittedly really hard and a reflection of the culture of that time). Puzzles are annotated with notes by Will Shortz. Enjoy!

# Fixes
- Improve packs screen display for iPad users
- Other minor bug fixes

# Fun Facts
On November 17, 1924, an editorial in The New York Times calls crossword puzzles "a primitive sort of mental exercise" and a "sinful waste" of time. Another editorial four days later predicts their swift disappearance. After Pearl Harbor, the Times becomes the last major New York daily to add the puzzle on February 15, 1942. As the first editor of the Crossword noted, "I don't think I have to sell you on the increased demand for this kind of pastime in an increasingly worried world. You can't think of your troubles while solving a crossword. . . ."


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Customer Reviews

Timing sometimes inaccurate with latest update

Sometimes buggy in terms of recording my time - I'll finish a crossword, then the next time I re-open it, the timer will jump around to a new time. This has been reflected in my stats - at least one day's supposed record is several minutes off my actual time. Also sometimes if I tap on any square after I've completed the crossword, the timer will jump around a few seconds and the completion music will sound again & completion screen will pop up again as if I had just finished the crossword.

I'd like to see a "bookmark" feature in the archives - I'm working backwards through the years, but often also want to see the current month, so I frequently switch between the current month and a month from years ago. It would be great to bookmark the archived month I was working on to more easily access it.

Other than those issues, I love this app. Love that crosswords are ready at 7pm PST, enjoy all the stats (the only other stat I'd like to see is the number of completions broken down by each day of the week). The pencil option is so helpful, and the controls are easy to use - since I downloaded this app, I haven't considered trying to solve with paper and pen because the digital experience is great.

Very buggy today

Normally if it such a bad review and a low rating however since this morning the app seems to be not functioning properly. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any other place to airport problem for access apps support. Every morning I am not able to enter any letters into the grid. If I try to clear the puzzle even though it's already blank it still does not help. I can usually type one or two letters and then they disappear. Even the answers I that I did get in this morning before the app seemed to stop working disappeared. I have tried restarting my phone and closing out the app several times and yet I still cannot complete a puzzle which kind of defeats the entire purpose of this app. I'm very disappointed .

Some good some Really Bad

I have become addicted to doing the daily puzzles, and I mostly like the user interface. But there are two things driving me crazy.

1. After anything more than just a few seconds, opening the app brings me back to the main subscription page, rather than the puzzle in progress.
2. Restore Purchases ALWAYS FAILS on my second iPad. Part of the good of having the subscription is getting the puzzles synced across devices. This works great for the puzzle packs I bought, but I cannot get it to work for the daily puzzles do to Restore Purchase failing every time.

NYTimes Crossword - Daily Word Puzzle Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 2.8.1
  • Size: 46.9 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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