Wake up to a new crossword puzzle every day for free. When you are ready to take your game to the next level, activate your 7-day free trial to enjoy subscriber-only benefits, including tournament play, tracking your stats, free hints, accessing our archives, and playing ad-free.

To continue enjoying these great features and unlimited access after the trial, simply subscribe!

• A NEW CROSSWORD EVERY DAY. Play USA TODAY’s iconic daily crossword on-the-go for free.
• COMPETE AND WIN. Enter tournaments, get prizes, and earn badges.
• PERSONALIZED PLAY. Monitor stats, play ad-free, pause puzzles, enable night mode, and more.
• ACCESS THE ARCHIVES. Get more than a decade’s worth of crossword puzzles.
• HELPFUL HINTS. Ask for clues if you get stuck.

The USA TODAY Crossword app is free to download and play. In-app purchases are available for in-game currency and subscriptions. Subscriptions are charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and automatically renew each month or year, unless turned off in your iTunes account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. See the app's settings for more details and customer service contact information. 

Developers: Andrews McMeel Universal/Propaganda3
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What’s New

Version 1.0.10

We are working to make updates to our app to improve your experience. The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements. We love feedback! If you are having fun with USA TODAY Crossword, please leave a review. You can also send us feedback directly at!

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Kingmidas11 ,


They finally fixed the app crashing every time you try to open it but the buggiest thing is the keyboard. Have to press a letter 2-3 times to get it to work and hope it actually picks the letter I want. Very unresponsive. Puzzles are fun except Sundays because the clues are way to obscure and the words end up being something you would never actually use it that scenario

jcc27 ,

Great puzzles, unreliable app

I love this app and play the puzzles daily. However, it always takes several tries to open the app because it crashes. This has always happened and seems to be getting worse. The daily puzzles are great, but the puzzles from the puzzle packs don’t save progress or mark which are completed.

When it works, I really enjoy it. More challenging and engaging than a lot of apps out there but not so difficult that it’s impossible. If it didn’t crash upon opening constantly, I would have no complaints.

Developer Response ,

Thank you, jcc27. Please update your app to the newest version. If you continue to have issues, please email for additional support. Thank you for playing our puzzle!

MyBears34 ,

Worst redesign ever

I was finally able to resolve my bug issues by uninstalling/reinstalling, only to find what is simply the worst redesign I’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s okay on an iPad, but the tiny puzzle and tight keyboard make maneuvering in any other manner than right in order is impossible. Not only is it more difficult to hit your intended letter, the next clue, next space, down/across, and backspace are all crowded together. I do like seeing the down and across clues at the same time, but it’s not worth the cost of the overall functionality. Please restore the old layout and go back to the drawing board!

Developer Response ,

Hello, MyBears34. Thank you for downloading our crossword. You can use the pinch to zoom feature to make the crossword larger for viewing. We will take your feedback to our developers for future releases. Please email us in the future if you need more


91.8 MB

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



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In-App Purchases
  1. 150 Coin Pack $5.99
  2. 25 Coin Pack $2.99
  3. USA Today Crossword $5.99


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