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The New York Times Crossword

The New York Times Crossword

       iOS Universal

The best crossword in the world is better than ever! Enjoy the same puzzles printed in the daily newspaper on the only mobile crossword app built by The New York Times.

The New York Times Crossword is free to download, and all users get unlimited access to the daily puzzle and calendar archive for 7 days. After that, subscribe for full access to The Crossword on iOS and at

Your subscription now gives you access to The Crossword on at no additional charge! Just connect or create an account in your account settings and Play Anywhere. Your iOS puzzle progress will be saved and available on the web and vice versa!

It’s the same puzzle that’s printed every day in The New York Times newspaper. All daily puzzles are available the previous day at 10p EST with a subscription, so enjoy Tuesday’s puzzle on Monday at 10p! Practice and learn how to solve the puzzle on Monday or Tuesday or challenge yourself with even harder puzzles later in the week.

Themed puzzles to download and add to your collection — the first puzzle in each pack is free to try, and new packs arrive every 8 weeks!

Subscribers also enjoy nearly 20 years of classic puzzles from our archives.

Solve puzzles that include new tricks like rebuses, highlighted or underlined squares, and more!

Your subscription will automatically renew each month and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

Feedback? 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: 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.

What's new

This update is entirely designed around feedback submitted by our users on how to improve the puzzle experience:

NEW: Larger puzzle area for iPhone and iPad landscape. Functions like Check and Reveal can now be found in the Life Preserver Icon on your puzzle screen.

NEW: Customize your display with new, higher contrast colors and less distracting highlighting. Tap the Gear Icon when viewing a puzzle and toggle "High Contrast Mode" on.

NEW: Remove extra clue bars to see more of the clues in iPad landscape. Tap the Gear Icon when viewing a puzzle and toggle "Show Clue Bars" off.

FIXED: Higher contrast flags for Check and Reveal designed for users with visual issues.

FIXED: More frequent saving for users who are losing their puzzle progress.

FIXED: Puzzle will always show congratulations window after you have successfully completed it, including if Check or Reveal has been used. Puzzle will also inform you if you have filled it, but one or more squares are incorrect.

If you are enjoying our app updates or want to leave us any feedback on the direction of future updates, please remember to write us a review.

Please note: If you update from version 1.8 or earlier, your puzzle history will not be carried over to this version. This version also does not include rankings or other statistics features, though they will be available in a future update.


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Last changed:
Jul 14, 2014
The New York Times Company
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Current Version Average Rating:
3.00 (74)

All Versions Average Rating:
3.50 (51666)
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The New York Times Crossword 3.00 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.