NYT Games: Word Games & Sudoku 4+

The Crossword, Wordle & More

The New York Times Company

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

WordleBot is now in the app! Guess smarter. Solve faster. See how you stack up. Every day.

Keep your mind sharp with word and logic puzzles from New York Times Games. Free to download, the app offers new puzzles daily for every skill level.

App Features and Games:

NEW AD-FREE PUZZLES DAILY
There are never any ads to disrupt the fun in The New York Times Games app, so you can play without distraction.

WORDLE
Play the original Wordle — created by Josh Wardle — in our app. Guess the 5-letter word in 6 tries or less.

SPELLING BEE
Is scrambling your strong suit? Play the daily Spelling Bee and see how many words you can make with 7 letters.

THE CROSSWORD
Subscribers can play the same daily puzzle that’s printed in The New York Times, in our app. Crosswords increase in difficulty throughout the week.

CONNECTIONS
Our newest word game lets you group words with a common thread. See if you can do it with 4 mistakes or fewer.

SUDOKU
Looking for a numbers game, minus the math? Play Sudoku and fill each 3x3 set of boxes with numbers 1 to 9. Play a new puzzle every day in easy, medium or hard mode.

THE MINI CROSSWORD
The Mini is all the fun of The Crossword, but you can solve it in seconds. These word puzzles don’t increase in difficulty throughout the week and feature simpler clues.

TILES
Unwind while you match elements in the day’s pattern — the key is to make consecutive matches.

LETTER BOXED
Create words using letters around the square. Letter Boxed is another fun way to test your word-making skills.

STATS
Track your progress for The Crossword, Wordle and Spelling Bee. For The Crossword, monitor your average solve times, see how many puzzles you can solve in a row, and more. Plus follow your streak on Wordle, and track how often you reach each level in Spelling Bee.

LEADERBOARDS
Start a friendly competition with The Mini leaderboards. Add up to 25 friends to see who can solve today’s Mini puzzle the fastest.

PUZZLE ARCHIVE
Subscribers can now solve past Spelling Bee puzzles, plus play over 10,000 crosswords in our archive.

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS:
You can purchase a monthly or annual New York Times Games subscription. As a subscriber, you’ll enjoy the full Wordle experience, plus Spelling Bee, The Crossword and more. See our subscription offers for further details.

PAYMENT AND AUTOMATIC RENEWAL TERMS:
IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES GAMES VIA THIS APP, PAYMENT WILL BE CHARGED BY APPLE TO YOUR APPLE ID ACCOUNT AT CONFIRMATION OF PURCHASE. YOUR APPLE ID ACCOUNT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED FOR RENEWAL AT THE APPLICABLE RATE SHOWN TO YOU AT THE TIME OF SUBSCRIPTION EVERY CALENDAR MONTH (FOR MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS) OR EVERY YEAR (FOR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS) WITHIN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD. YOU WILL BE CHARGED IN ADVANCE. YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUE EACH MONTH OR YEAR UNLESS IT IS CANCELED AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE CURRENT PERIOD. TO CANCEL, PLEASE TURN OFF AUTO-RENEW AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE CURRENT PERIOD. YOU CAN TURN OFF AUTO-RENEW AT ANY TIME FROM YOUR ITUNES ACCOUNT SETTINGS. CANCELLATION TAKES EFFECT AT THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD.

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Please note: A subscription to New York Times Games does not include access to any other New York Times products, including but not limited to nytimes.com, New York Times Cooking, Wirecutter, mobile news content and other apps on non-iOS devices.

What’s New

Version 5.7.0

This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

Have feedback? Email us at nytgames@nytimes.com.j

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
185.5K Ratings

185.5K Ratings

Francophilebabe ,

Addicting in a good way

I started doing the NYT crossword a couple years ago (in my 50’s) and while I initially found it difficult and frustrating, I slowly advanced through the week, just as the experts said. The app makes solving more fun and extremely portable, and has been a lifesaver during Covid when I’ve needed diversions from the ever-present bad news. The app is well designed and fun to use. My only “complaint” is the color coding of results. Yellow means you’re on a streak. Blue means you’ve solved it but not on the day of publication OR you needed help. I wish there was a finer gradation of results. To me, there’s a big difference between solving a Thursday puzzle but on a Friday vs having to have the app “reveal” answers that I couldn’t get on my own. For my own interest, I’d like to look back and see how my solving has progressed over months. When they’re all blue, I can’t tell if I really solved the puzzle on my own or not. I don’t really care if I did it in the alloted 24 hour window. Other than that, it’s a winner.

Dithstar ,

Horrible UI

My last review has somehow disappeared probably because it hit the nail on the head too well as to what is wrong with the app. I love this app, I’ve been using it for years hence why my passionate review. Here are the issues: 🔻 Still no dark mode in 2024 people have been asking for YEARS. You give us a colorful bright UI and STILL NO DARK MODE? What a joke. 🔻 There used to be a row suggesting a variety of archived crosswords. I used this SO MUCH because they were pre-downloaded for you and I wouldn’t need service to download any of the archived crosswords. Now that’s gone. 🔻 Recently played crosswords option is gone, no longer can you keep track of the crosswords you’ve worked on that aren’t within the last week. I have dozens of crosswords I’ve started and now lost to the archive. 🔻 The appearance is now bubbly and childlike and you have to scroll around a bunch to get what you want. Before, most of everything was right there on the screen when you opened the app. 🔻 They’ve simplified the appearance on the main screen so now you need to click more to see puzzle information. You used to be able to see your times for the puzzles but now that’s gone. Either click the puzzle or click through the leaderboard. Ugh. 🔻This UI is giving a ✨gen z✨simplification (note the recent The Morning article “Welcome to the Gen Z crossword era”) and honestly not a fan. Your users span more generations than just one.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. You can access your In Progress crossword games along with the games curated from the archives on the website, https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords. The most recent version of the app shows your solve times for the past week. I you have updated to the latest version and are unable to see them, contact us at nytgames@nytimes.com.

Henri Pascal ,

DON’T BITE

I used to subscribe to the NYT, I enjoyed playing all of the games they offered. No doubt that the quality of the game app is great. I have a problem with transparency in the sales of the app. I reviewed all the qualifiers which appear in the App Store, I dug deeper into the NYT developer qualifiers as well. They mentioned no amount to download and play the app. In fact they go so far as to state that should they decide to charge for the app they will give notice of any pricing changes in advance. They sure make you feel like you’re getting an app which you can play for free.
Having read everything that was up front as well as the purchase agreement I felt that it wasn’t a pay to play app. As soon as I downloaded the app the first screen I got was an invitation to a one week free trial and then a monthly payment for subscription.
I don’t have a problem with the app being a payment subscription.
This is the NYT and if you’re going to charge me to use the app then say it before the download. I get how some sites lead you along then you see get the money message, normally I would just roll my eyes and say “fool me once” and bailout. This seems like a breach of good faith by a trusted institution. Practices like these as misleading. If you’re selling something for money, then say so upfront. It’s the NYT, I have lost track of what they have become.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! The app is free to download and you can play many games every day with a new puzzle each day for free. You can play Wordle, Mini Crossword, Connections, LetterBoxed, Tiles just to name a few. Email us at nytgames@nytimes.com with any questions.

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