New York Times Crossword

New York Times Crossword

By The New York Times Company

  • Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Current Version: 3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 49.56 MB
  • Developer: The New York Times Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 109,329 Ratings


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 PLAY ANYWHERE 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. DAILY PUZZLE 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 PUZZLE 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. PUZZLE PACKS 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! PAST PUZZLES Subscribers can also play over 20 years of classic puzzles from our archives. MODERN PUZZLE FEATURES Solve puzzles with tricks like rebuses, related clues, checking, revealing and more! LEADERBOARDS Solve the daily Mini and compare your time with your friends. 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.



  • Amazing!

    By msvay1
    Not only does my subscription get me into the New York Times crossword puzzle but I’m also totally enjoying the daily spelling bee and Letterboxd. Keeps my brain agile!
  • Crossword addiction

    By Tough c
    Love being able to subscribe to the NYT puzzles. I look forward to playing every day and use the archive to pass time.
  • not free

    By dave_wf
    you can’t even play it without signing up for a ‘free’ trial. this is completely misleading and typical of NYT bait and switch tactics.
  • Wish it included sudoku and set games

    By UserOfDoom1234567
    As above
  • The Best Anywhere

    By Michael8594
    New York Times Crossword Puzzles continue to be the best. The app is an excellent alternative to buying the paper itself.
  • Somewhere the rules should be explained

    By mcknyc
    Circle days are rebuses or expected on thursdays — all kinds of basics that the nytimes assumes people already know but are completely undocumented. Boo.
  • Buggy since iOS 13

    By dapperapper
    Since the latest version of iOS came out this app has had some serious bugs. I’ll finish a puzzle but when I reload the app it shows it as uncompleted. I pick the puzzle and the app will load the puzzle, initially showing all the squares empty, then populating them with the solution. Then if I back out of the puzzle the app will the, albeit with a bit of a delay, show it as completed. Another bug is the disappearing keyboard. If I switch to another app, when I come back to NYT Crossword the keyboard is gone. So I have to quit the app and restart it to get the keyboard back.
  • Love NYT Crossword, Daily & Mini Daily

    By DebD-N
    So much fun! I can’t wait to receive the text alert each day, telling me that the crossword puzzles (large daily & mini daily) are ready to begin. I warm up with the mini first, and then plunge right in to the “big momma” of the day! The overall quality is quite impressive, and the clues are right on target — not too easy, but also not so obtuse that they are off-putting. Great balance of difficulty factors, NYT! Keep ‘em coming!!
  • Excellent app - maybe more data adds?

    By not a name already taken
    Love this app - def a new way to do xwords It would be nice to have more data analysis options - like looking at record / stats for a certain time period vs only all time. Also more leaderboard options would be nice
  • Dark Mode! Finally!

    By RSteveK
    I'm so happy to see a "dark" color scheme - my #1 wish list item for ages. I'd love to see it extended to the rest of the app screens and integrated with iOS for automatic night/day switching.