New York Times Crossword

New York Times Crossword

  • Category: Games
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: The New York Times Company
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
78,886 Ratings
$ 0

New York Times Crossword App

Play the daily New York Times Crossword and Mini Crossword for free during the first 7 days. After that, you can play the daily Mini for free. The Crossword and Spelling Bee are available for subscribers only. Want unlimited access to all our games and our crossword archive? Subscribe in the app. Tiles, Letter Boxed and Vertex are not in the app yet and are only available on web. PLAY ANYWHERE It’s easy to play anywhere, anytime. As long as you’re logged in, you can pick up where you left off on any device. Your puzzles will be available in the app and on web. DAILY PUZZLES The Crossword: The Crossword in the app is the same puzzle that’s printed every day in the New York Times newspaper. It increases in difficulty from Monday to Saturday. The Sunday puzzle is midlevel (but it’s the biggest). The Mini Crossword: The Mini is a short crossword that you can complete in a few minutes — it’s perfect to play during the breaks in your day. The Mini doesn’t increase in difficulty throughout the week and features simpler clues. Spelling Bee: Is scrambling your strong suit? Play Spelling Bee and see how many words you can make with 7 letters. New Spelling Bee puzzles are available every day at 3 a.m. E.T. MINI AND MIDI PUZZLE PACKS Download these themed puzzles and add them to your collection. The first puzzle in each pack is free. Make sure you check back for new packs. PAST PUZZLES Crossword subscribers can play the Crossword and the Mini from our archives, which date back to 1993. FEATURES TO HELP YOU SOLVE Check or reveal individual crossword squares, words or the whole puzzle, or turn on Autocheck to help you complete the puzzle. Enable our dark color scheme to play at any time of day. Time yourself or disable the timer to play at your own speed. LEADERBOARDS Complete the daily Mini Crossword and compare solve times with your friends. You don’t need a subscription to access this feature, but you’ll need to set up a free New York Times account if you don’t have one. 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. Terms of service: California notices: Questions? Suggestions? Issues? Please contact us at [email protected] or from the app. Your feedback is important to us and we’ll do our best to assist you. 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, mobile news content and other apps on non-iOS devices. You can cancel anytime. The cancellation goes into effect at the start of your following billing cycle.

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New York Times Crossword app reviews

  • Love but hurts my eyes 4/5

    By Cydners
    Play it everyday but I wish there was a dark mode. Playing in the dark hurts my eyes!
  • Keyboard too small 2/5

    By RankWeis
    New version has a keyboard that doesn’t touch the edges, very frustrating
  • Keyboard too small 1/5

    By KiernanProud
    The latest update shrunk the size of my keyboard on my iPhone 12. The games are no longer playable. I’ll update my review when this is fixed.
  • A Necessity 5/5

    By farlihud
    Don't hesitate...just get it
  • Didn’t think I’d like crosswords this much 4/5

    By n0peName
    I really enjoy solving the daily crossword, and I like that the iPad version of the app shows two clues at once and has the full clue list. But I wish the keyboard was a little more flexible. It isn’t compatible with the floating keyboard (floating keyboard while in another app, then switching back to the crossword app). But even moving the normal keyboard to the top of the screen (mirroring screen layout maybe) would be a nice alternative.
  • Keyboard changes 3/5

    By Kate Starling
    When they updated the app, they made the key board so small. Why would you mess with the size of the key board. It’s hard to press the right letters.
  • Miniaturized Keyboard 2/5

    By kcoleman
    For some inexplicable reason, the keyboard has been shrunk in the most recent update. Please return it to the standard iOS size ASAP.
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max keyboard is tiny 1/5

    By willfrey2
    I can barely type on my phone! I love the app but the tiny keyboard is killing me. Would be 5 stars if the keyboard was working properly.
  • Keyboard! 1/5

    By punjabimd80
    The latest update must have done something because now the keyboard is far too small to use easily. Please fix this ASAP! This is on an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • Broken keyboard 1/5

    By Swaggy P
    Fix the keyboard ASAP! The latest update made it tiny and unusable. Horrible design and it’s so frustrating because it worked perfectly before the update. Please fix it!!!
  • Latest update has ruined the keyboard 1/5

    By BradLegero764
    Whatever happened in the latest update made the keyboard micro and really hard to use
  • Keyboard too small 1/5

    By Apex-gt
    Can barely type on an iPhone 12 Pro max
  • good crosswords bad keyboard 3/5

    By broccoliboy21
    i make so many errors because the keyboard is slightly off the standard ios keyboard.
  • Buggy 2/5

    By Nobody really knows
    Often have to close and open to get the view with the keyboard. Rebus feature doesn’t always work right. Sad they haven’t improved this
  • Keyboard broke 1/5

    By realfruitymonkey
    Please fix the broken smaller keyboard. Typing is terrible with it
  • What happened to my keyboard?? 1/5

    By SkaffLG
    Ever since the update yesterday, my keyboard is tiny!!
  • Spelling Bee IOS Mobile App Not Sync 2/5

    By ABeeFan
    Great game, lousy app. If I play on the website, the app only syncs occasionally (random). Which means I have to use the mobile browser to play on my phone. Restarting app does not fix it.
  • Latest update 3/5

    By Frank123123123123
    The latest app update (1/15/21 or 1/16/21) makes the in-game keyboard narrower and therefore much harder to type. Please fix!
  • Love it but where are the other puzzles? 4/5

    By CapeCodGirl
    You have to go online to get the other puzzles. I wish the app had Letter Boxed, etc. Excellent otherwise 👍

    By LostWookiee
    NYTimes Crossword app developers must have delicate little fingers because they inexplicably made the keyboard child-sized with the most recent update.
  • Keyboard is really annoying 1/5

    By Zebra1111
    It’s distracting cause I keep mistyping words
  • Keyboard is too tiny 3/5

    By NSA Wannabe
    Please fix the tiny keyboard. The app was great until the latest update. Thanking you in advance.
  • Concern with latest update 3/5

    By MercadoRJ10
    Keyboard is now smaller than before. It’s been compacted on the left and right. Clue bar now has an odd black bar between it and the puzzle. Tried restarting app, phone, adjusting size, light/dark mode but it’s still the same. Otherwise solid app but not sure what happened in this update.
  • Thanks 5/5

    By cozmospal
    Keeping me sane while in quarantine and assessing if my brain is still functioning🙏🤓😍
  • Keyboard shrunk 1/5

    By er01
    Ummmmmm.....why? Smaller keyboard equals more mistakes. Please fix
  • Keyboard 1/5

    By chrisconnolly
    Why is it small and non-standard now? This is terrible.
  • Keyboard Shrunk - please help! 5/5

    By pthompson3118
    The keyboard has shrunken with the latest update...please help!!
  • Bug: Keyboard is minuscule iPhone 12 1/5

    By Sir Humphrey Appleby
    The keyboard on the minis is so small it’s almost unusable
  • January 13, 2021 update broke the keyboard 2/5

    By MNJKE71
    the 1/13/21 update messed up the keyboard when you are typing answers. The keyboard is shrunken and very hard to type on. I have an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • Keyboard small 1/5

    By matt53774
    The latest upgrade broke the keyboard - it’s a tiny size and very annoying!
  • Latest version shrunk keyboard 2/5

    By oogaboogajoe
    Version 4.8 when viewed on iPhone 12 Pro Max makes the keyboard really small. Can you make the keyboard fit the width of the puzzle?
  • Challenging 5/5

    By Heru123
    ...but not overwhelming. 👍
  • Worst support ever 1/5

    By purple kittylitter
    Lazy developers who wast your time. Purchased $78.25 worth of puzzles which will not restore to new phone and after going back and forth with Google Play, NY Times and the developers nothing . Not even a sorry, so screw them I will boycott all 3 of them bc they took my money and refuse to refund me or even restore my puzzles.
  • Terrible 1/5

    By d2fg4
    Just a scam to get all your info and sell you the Times. If you don’t - you can’t get to the crossword puzzle. It does not open like any other game. Awful.
  • Lazy Editors 1/5

    By CentralNY
    I enjoy the crossword puzzles and the app works great. However, factually incorrect pairs of clues and answers in the mini-puzzles makes me feel like the editor is asleep at the wheel or drunk. I suppose this exemplifies why it is typical for the editor and author, or puzzle creator, to be separate people.

    By gebkorxni
    The app does not accurately recorded the completed puzzles in packs. And,please, some of us enjoy the full puzzles. They don’t seem to be produced inPacks anymore
  • Love NYT Crossword 4/5

    By ElizaT13
    Great content and a really good app. My only complaint is that there’s no option for a combined subscription to the Crossword and the News content.
  • Sync with Spelling Bee 4/5

    By clairenotclare
    I love that you added the spelling bee! But, when I complete it on my web browser, it’s not syncing to the app. Any way to fix that?
  • Thomelee 5/5

    By Thomelee
    Best way to start my morning. Keeps an old man mentally acute.
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By n33nja
    Crosswords don’t load, and the keyboard didn’t work when one did load. I have fast internet.
  • Been using the app for years! Airplay bug is recent 3/5

    By Prof jd
    Love using this app for solving the Times crossword. I have over 1000 day solve streak going, I can always insert a rebus or number or symbols required for solving. My recent complaint: I usually AirPlay the crossword to my AppleTV so my partner and I can solve it together. It used to show up on the AppleTV as a large grid, no keyboard, which is nice to be able to see and read. Now, it just mirrors the iPad app, showing the keyboard and everything (including the grid) which is much harder to read. I hope the developers fix this bug.
  • Please fix the bugs. 1/5

    By Schenckypoo
    This app was working perfectly until yesterday. I had already given the app five stars but now when I finish a puzzle, I get prompted to rate the app again (there is a handy way to click on the appropriate number of stars) but the screen becomes frozen. I cannot move on to a next puzzle. Even when I tried to once again give five stars to the app the screen still remained frozen. The only way out of this mess is to close the app and then reopen it. Until you fix this, I will stick with one star.
  • Big: spelling bee won’t update 3/5

    By zelphAware
    I have this app on 2 iPhones and an iPad, on all three the spelling bee game doesn’t update to the new puzzle, sometimes for days. Other users on Reddit have had the same problem with the only solution being deleting and reinstalling the app. Seems like an easy bug to fix...
  • Pro: spelling bee in app / con: keyboard doesn’t work 4/5

    By lianaboone
    Title says it all. My iPad keyboard works with the crossword but not with spelling bee. Can this be fixed? My family is super competitive to see who can get to genius first and I NEED TO WIN (and I think having the keyboard would help!).
  • Scribble? 5/5

    By Mr.Apps2
    Love the app. Use it everyday. Would be absolutely amazing if it supports scribble on the puzzle itself. Being able to write in the squares would make this app untouchable.
  • Very good 5/5

    By iGreeley
    Improved interface. Top notch for those with NYT subscription
  • Easy to use 5/5

    By Bill28675
    I prefer to use this to the printed version
  • Better than print 5/5

    By goawayandstaythere
    I’ve been doing the Times print crossword for well over 50 years. Although it took me a while to get used to the digital version, I have come to enjoy it every bit as much as the print version if not more. It’s easy to make changes and with the extra buttons on the keyboard it’s easy to do the tricks the Thursday crosswords sometimes require. I love it.
  • Love it, but.. 4/5

    By carlybabyso
    I love this app. I love doing crossword puzzles and learning new words. I love the dark theme feature for the puzzles. BUT, why is there no dark theme for the home page? I have sensitive eyes. I wear blue light blocking glasses. But still, going from the dark puzzle to the blindingly bright white Home Screen is jarring and uncomfortable. I love doing multiple puzzles at a time but I hate having to go back to the Home Screen.