Not Free 1/5
Why the heck would I pay to play this when there are free ones. Not like you invented it.
Morning routine 5/5
Do one every morning! Great brain walker upper!
Works well 4/5
Does the job. The ipad version has more navigation options but this works well for iphone. Not much room for those extra buttons i would agree.
Well if you want to challenge your developers: how about an option the navigates within a section of a grid rather than in clue order? If i solve 1 across i like to try the Across underneath it and then 1,2,3 Down. Instead of going to like 6 across next.
No longer able to purchase new packs 3/5
For about the last 30 days or so, when I purchase a new pack, my purchase goes through with the Apple App Store, but I am unable to get the packs on my iPad, which means I am paying for nothing. I constantly get an “unable to restore purchases” message immediately upon trying to restore them. I give up and plan to delete the app once I complete the packs I have already purchased. Sad, because I have used this and loved it for years.
Keeps me sane! 5/5
NYT crosswords are my go-to place when I’m stressed or just plain exhausted. Also calls up memories of the old days when doing the Sunday puzzle was a family tradition.
Well-designed app 4/5
All features are very intuitive and well laid out. Love the animations at the of some puzzles.
Only complaint is that it occasionally loses the state of games in progress or just completed. Recently lost my 600+ day streak because it lost track of my completed game.
I look forward to the crossword every day! 5/5
Always a fun challenge
Best of use of your brain and time 5/5
I have never felt better about spending 9.99 a month on what is my favorite pastime. I look forward to the challenge daily and possibly beating my times every day. Social media is such a sucubus and waste of brain power - the daily NYT crossword is my way of exercising the muscle that is my brain and making the best use of down time.
Why not the bonus puzzles?? 4/5
Great app for the most part. Would love to see the bonus puzzles from the website.
False advertising 1/5
I purchased this app because I wanted to play Tiles, and the NYT news app said I needed to purchase a subscription and linked to this app. Now I’ve purchased the subscription and cannot find Tiles in the NYT Crossword app, and am still unable to play more than two per day in the NYT News app. What did I pay for?
Usually fun, always annoying 4/5
By Doting Granny
For an app this pricey, performance of the across-down selector lags. I often find the active cell is not where I expect it to be. Design not intuitive.
iPad app is broken now 1/5
Just loaded the latest iOS update for iPad and now the floating keyboard is F’d up! Unusable. Please fix ASAP!!!
What were you thinking!? 1/5
All your advertising says the games Sets, Spelling Bee, LetterBoxed and Tiles are available on the app which is NOT TRUE and a terrible disappointment! How can you get away with this?
Not only does my subscription get me into the New York Times crossword puzzle but I’m also totally enjoying the daily spelling bee and Letterboxd. Keeps my brain agile!
Crossword addiction 5/5
By Tough c
Love being able to subscribe to the NYT puzzles. I look forward to playing every day and use the archive to pass time.
not free 1/5
you can’t even play it without signing up for a ‘free’ trial. this is completely misleading and typical of NYT bait and switch tactics.
Wish it included sudoku and set games 4/5
The Best Anywhere 5/5
New York Times Crossword Puzzles continue to be the best. The app is an excellent alternative to buying the paper itself.
Somewhere the rules should be explained 3/5
Circle days are rebuses or expected on thursdays — all kinds of basics that the nytimes assumes people already know but are completely undocumented. Boo.
Buggy since iOS 13 3/5
Since the latest version of iOS came out this app has had some serious bugs. I’ll finish a puzzle but when I reload the app it shows it as uncompleted. I pick the puzzle and the app will load the puzzle, initially showing all the squares empty, then populating them with the solution. Then if I back out of the puzzle the app will the, albeit with a bit of a delay, show it as completed. Another bug is the disappearing keyboard. If I switch to another app, when I come back to NYT Crossword the keyboard is gone. So I have to quit the app and restart it to get the keyboard back.
Love NYT Crossword, Daily & Mini Daily 5/5
So much fun! I can’t wait to receive the text alert each day, telling me that the crossword puzzles (large daily & mini daily) are ready to begin. I warm up with the mini first, and then plunge right in to the “big momma” of the day! The overall quality is quite impressive, and the clues are right on target — not too easy, but also not so obtuse that they are off-putting. Great balance of difficulty factors, NYT! Keep ‘em coming!!
Excellent app - maybe more data adds? 5/5
By not a name already taken
Love this app - def a new way to do xwords
It would be nice to have more data analysis options - like looking at record / stats for a certain time period vs only all time.
Also more leaderboard options would be nice
Dark Mode! Finally! 4/5
I'm so happy to see a "dark" color scheme - my #1 wish list item for ages. I'd love to see it extended to the rest of the app screens and integrated with iOS for automatic night/day switching.
Can’t live without it 5/5
By S'more Simon
This app is a dear part of my life and curling up in bad to try to exceed my last continuous streak (at the risk is starting a new one) is one of my great daily joys and rituals. The puzzles are of course brilliant and challenging but the app itself (such as seeing the gold star pop up is always a thrill) makes it far better than the ink-running paper version ever was. I could never do back to the “old”way!
Simply the best 5/5
NYT crosswords are the gold standard for cruciverbalists. This app is worth every cent.
Love the dark mode BUT 5/5
In dark mode, there needs to be more contrast between the highlighted clue and the rest of the grid. I can barely tell which word is selected. Thank you!
Always entertaining 5/5
Will Shortz and his stable of contributors produce excellent puzzles: challenging but doable, and unfailingly engaging.
Not family friendly 2/5
Thought I could let my kids try the mini-puzzles since they are smaller but the answers contain cuss words on several puzzles. Don’t get this if it’s for your kids. Yikes.
Favourite iOS game 5/5
Do it daily now. Sometimes sync from website on Mac is slow. Sometimes when switching apps, keyboard doesn’t appear. Otherwise great.
Keyboard keeps disappearing 2/5
Every time I open the app the keyboard is totally blank. I have to force close it and re-open it for it to re-appear. This started happening after the latest IOS release.
This had happened in the past after a previous release but it got fixed eventually. When can we expect the fix this time?
Everything you could want from a NYT crossword puzzle! 5/5
I use this app daily. I love getting into a fresh crossword puzzle and enjoy going into the archives as well. The app is very user friendly and intuitive. I’ve had it for years and couldn’t imagine my phone without it. Definitely recommend. Happy puzzling!
Great for keeping the mind sharp 5/5
I am retired and keenly aware of the need to keep the mind active and challenged. The daily and Sunday Times crossword does the job. I do wish the Friday and Saturday puzzles were a bit easier!!! 😊
Other puzzles 5/5
Would love to have the other NYT puzzles in this app
New dark mode 5/5
By Slightly less tubby
The new dark mode is great. Isn’t crashing anymore either
Thanks for darkmode! 5/5
By Z as in Zach
Just fixed my one pet peeve in this otherwise great app!
Doesn’t recognize Apple keyboard on iPad Pro 2/5
I contacted the developer months ago when I was beta testing iPad OS 13 because the on screen keyboard doesn’t minimize no matter what I do. I just updated to the app built for iPad OS 13 and have the same problem. Seems like a small fix, but it overs up the lower section of the crossword. Sometimes I switch to my iPhone just to finish a crossword. Since this is a subscription app, I feel like it should work or I should be refunded.
It’s also not easy to contact support - I was directed to a general NYT page and used the chat feature to ask someone from support to contact me. Still waiting.
Terrible dark mode implementation 1/5
Was happy to see that there is now a dark mode in the app. Really disappointed that it is a manual switch instead of using the native dark mode of iOS 13. Having to switch back and forth in the app is a pain. It feels like a lazy implementation that is easier for the developers instead of better for the user.
Dark Mode for the win 5/5
Thank you for dark mode! Now I can solve at bedtime without the bright white light!
Please please please can you guys add a night mode display setting 5/5
Please please please can you guys add a night mode display setting
I do crosswords sometimes when I can’t sleep and the bright light doesn’t really help me out
NEVERMIND I just updated and found the setting thank you!!
Classic crosswords 4/5
The mini puzzles are so addictive! I can play them all be right after another, like going through a whole bag of bite-sized snacks.
The content is high quality, as expected. The design is minimal and classic. Works well.
I like that a dark mode was added. Next, to fully implement it, I think it should automatically match the system theme. And be throughout the app. That’s where the magic happens with iOS 13.
Great app 5/5
Love the app but I wish there was a way to quickly clear puzzles. I currently have to go to each puzzle and clear them individually, would be much easier if you could just clear by puzzle pack.
13D Awareness of the fact that your app doesn’t fit current iPad Pro screens 1/5
There is no answer to this clue because it has been more than a year and numerous updates and the app still is too small for the iPad Pro screen. Please add support for the 12.9” iPad screen that is now more than a year old. (And don’t use that awful, distorted keyboard.)
Not updated for latest iPad Pros 1/5
It’s been a year and the app still has not been updated to properly fit the new iPads
My Daily Addiction 5/5
By Lisa ACCox
Couldn’t survive a day without it!
Online fun but a couple of quirks 4/5
I like solving the puzzle online and there are several useful features to help you when you are stuck. I would like to see more than just the current week of my solving time compared to the average and the fastest. Also, the status of puzzles will occasionally get lost and they show up as not being started. Then I open the puzzle and it is completed. It’s nice that the puzzle transfers between multiple devices.
Love this crossword app. Seamless and straightforward and aesthetically pleasing. Would love it even more if it could be updated with a Dark Mode!
Love it 5/5
This app is awesome!!
Beware: Only 7 Days of use is “free”. 1/5
I read the description, and checked out the in app purchases section before downloading. Was really excited about this thinking that I would have continued access to a few free crossword puzzles and If I wanted more: I’d have to purchase those packs listed in the in app purchase section. Well, no. Basically it’s 7 days free of limited access. Then after that it’s 6.99 USD per month or 39.99 annually. I’ll pass on another monthly subscription.
It’s super annoying that the crossword for the day goes away by 3pm and is replaced by tomorrow’s. It’s Saturday, let me do the Saturday puzzle instead of skipping to Sunday in the early afternoon. 😒