Wake up to a new puzzle every day and play for free. Purchase "puzzle packs" to obtain additional puzzles. Ready to take your game to the next level? Subscribe to compete in tournament play, track your stats, get free hints, and enable additional subscriber-only benefits such as unlimited archives and no ads. Activate your free 21-day trial subscription to enjoy these features — then step back to a basic membership and play for free, or become a subscriber to continue your unlimited, ad-free access.

Developers: Andrews McMeel Universal/Propaganda3

• NEW PUZZLES EVERY DAY: Play USA TODAY's famous daily crossword on the go
• THOUSANDS OF PUZZLES: Get more than a decade of our classic crosswords
• PERSONALIZED PLAY: Monitor stats, pause puzzles, go ad-free, use night mode, and more
• COMPETE AND WIN: Enter tournaments, get prizes, and earn badges
• HELPFUL HINTS: Get clues when 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. 

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What’s New

Version 1.0.6

- Minor updates and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Tksiebenaller ,

Riddled with small inconveniences but fun

Crosswords are fun in general, and I’ve always enjoyed USA Today’s. Here are a few of my problems and suggestions:
1. Completed puzzles while logged in do not always save.
2. I wish there was a way to download puzzles for use when internet is not available.
3. I LOVE the tournament feature but hate how easily it kicks you out of the puzzle (e.g. phone calls, accidentally closing the app). My suggestion instead of being kicked out of the puzzle: allow puzzlers to continue completing the puzzle (for fun and to receive a score for personal achievement) but disqualify from the tournament. Thoughts?

Developer Response ,

I would recommend deleting the app, restarting your device, and then reinstall the app.

Flashodad ,

Buggy enough that I gave up

I enjoyed the crosswords when it worked, but the app seems to crash when opening it very often. Most times I would try to play, I would have open the app 5-10 times before it would finally load. During one especially bad attempt, I got logged out, as well. Logging back in when it finally opened revealed that all of my badges and progress stats were gone. The app showed by current streak as 6 days, but by day 11, my badge stat was only at 5 days in a row. About 3 days ago, I checked the reviews, saw advice to uninstall and reinstall to fix crashing problems, and gave that a shot. It helped for 2 days, but after 5 or 6 tries today, I gave up completely, uninstalled the app, and came to leave a review. There are other crossword apps out there...give them a shot before this one.

Developer Response ,

We apologize for the inconvenience. Can you please send me the device and operating system that you are using so we can troubleshoot the issue?

chergibbs ,

Needs more bug fixes, lower subscription cost

I enjoyed my free trial, except for the fact that about midway through, the app stopped opening reliably. I would have to close the app, restart my phone and/or delete and re-install the app to get it to work. Since the subscription cost is high, in my opinion, I was definitely not interested in paying for puzzles I couldn’t access reliably. I will keep doing the free daily puzzle in hopes that things change, but would also encourage you to lower the subscription cost.

Developer Response ,

We apologize for the inconvenience. Can you please send me the device and operating system that you are using so we can troubleshoot the issue?


89.7 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. USA Today Crossword $5.99
  2. USA Today Crossword $39.99
  3. 150 Coin Pack $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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