Love but hurts my eyes 4/5
Play it everyday but I wish there was a dark mode. Playing in the dark hurts my eyes!
Keyboard too small 2/5
New version has a keyboard that doesn’t touch the edges, very frustrating
Keyboard too small 1/5
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
Don't hesitate...just get it
Didn’t think I’d like crosswords this much 4/5
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
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
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.
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
Whatever happened in the latest update made the keyboard micro and really hard to use
Keyboard too small 1/5
Can barely type on an iPhone 12 Pro max
good crosswords bad keyboard 3/5
i make so many errors because the keyboard is slightly off the standard ios keyboard.
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
Please fix the broken smaller keyboard. Typing is terrible with it
What happened to my keyboard?? 1/5
Ever since the update yesterday, my keyboard is tiny!!
Spelling Bee IOS Mobile App Not Sync 2/5
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
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
You have to go online to get the other puzzles. I wish the app had Letter Boxed, etc.
Excellent otherwise 👍
WHY IS THE KEYBOARD SMALLER 1/5
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
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
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.
Keeping me sane while in quarantine and assessing if my brain is still functioning🙏🤓😍
Keyboard shrunk 1/5
Ummmmmm.....why? Smaller keyboard equals more mistakes. Please fix
Why is it small and non-standard now? This is terrible.
Keyboard Shrunk - please help! 5/5
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
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
The latest upgrade broke the keyboard - it’s a tiny size and very annoying!
Latest version shrunk keyboard 2/5
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?
...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.
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
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.
IMPROVE THE APP AND FEWER MIDIS 2/5
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
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
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?
Best way to start my morning. Keeps an old man mentally acute.
Doesn’t work 1/5
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
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
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
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!).
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
Improved interface. Top notch for those with NYT subscription
Easy to use 5/5
I prefer to use this to the printed version
Better than print 5/5
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
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.