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!

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.

What’s New

Version 3.3

We’ve been updating our code and squashing bugs to keep the app running smoothly.

#Fun Facts
December 21st is National Crossword Day - why the 21st? The first crossword puzzle appeared in New York World magazine on December 21st, 1913. The crossword did not appear in The New York Times until February 15, 1942.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

chanmarsun ,

Latest update is very buggy

2107-10-05 I’m dropping another star. With the iOS upgrade, this app has become quite frustrating. The colour issues continue and the crashing is more frequent. Very slow to respond and reloads with "resume puzzle?" anytime I navigate away even for a moment. I do hope there’s another update in the works. I miss a glitch-free morning puzzle.

2017-09-22 I've been using this app with the subscription for two years. The latest update keeps crashing. It seems to want to change colours from the blue and grey to blue and yellow, but won't hold the new scheme for very long. Makes everything kinda laggy. I keep hoping for a new update that will resolve this, but there's been nothing. I won't stop using it, but I hope they fix it.

John from Guelph ,


Part of a complete day. Love the archives.

YeahRight… ,


For for the first seven days then you’ll have to pay.


The New York Times Company (iDP)
52 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  2. Super Sunday Pk. 2 $6.99
  3. Best Easy Puzzles Ever $6.99


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