The New York Times Crossword

3.9
9.19K reviews
1M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

Keep your mind sharp with word games from The New York Times. Free to download, the app offers puzzles for every level so you can steadily improve your skills. From the classic Crossword to Spelling Bee, we’ve got a game for every player.

Upgrade your downtime with the following features:
• AD-FREE GAMES: There are never any ads to disrupt the fun in our Crossword app, so you can play without distraction.
• THE CROSSWORD: Looking for a classic word game? Subscribers can play the same crossword puzzle that’s printed daily in The New York Times newspaper in our app. The puzzle increases in difficulty from Monday to Saturday, so there’s something for everyone.
• SPELLING BEE: Is scrambling your strong suit? Play Spelling Bee and see how many words you can make with 7 letters. Play this word search game at your own pace throughout the day. New Spelling Bee puzzles are available daily.
• THE MINI CROSSWORD: Short on time? The daily Mini Crossword is all the fun of our iconic Crossword, but you can solve it in seconds. These puzzles don’t increase in difficulty throughout the week and feature simpler clues.
• LEADERBOARDS: Start a friendly competition with our Mini Crossword leaderboards. Add up to 25 friends to see who can solve the day’s Mini puzzle the fastest.
• CROSSWORD ARCHIVE: Sharpen your skills with thousands of crossword puzzles. Subscribers get access to over 10,000 editions of The Crossword and over 2,000 Mini Crossword puzzles.
• STATS: Track your progress with performance stats for The Crossword. Monitor your average solve times, see how many puzzles you can solve in a row or improve your solve rate.

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS:
Download our app to be automatically enrolled in a no-obligation, seven-day free trial with all subscriber benefits. After the trial ends, you can purchase a monthly or annual subscription.

Get unlimited digital access to all of our games plus the Crossword archives with a monthly or annual subscription. See our subscription offers for further details.

PAYMENT AND AUTOMATIC RENEWAL TERMS:
IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES GAMES VIA THIS APP, PAYMENT FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED TO YOUR GOOGLE PLAY ACCOUNT UPON CONFIRMATION. SUBSCRIPTIONS RENEW AUTOMATICALLY 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE NEXT BILLING PERIOD. BILLING OCCURS EVERY CALENDAR MONTH FOR A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION OR ONCE YEARLY FOR AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION. SUBSCRIPTIONS CONTINUE AUTOMATICALLY UNTIL CANCELED. CANCELLATION TAKES EFFECT AT THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD. YOU CAN MANAGE AND CANCEL SUBSCRIPTIONS USING THE GOOGLE PLAY SUBSCRIPTION CENTER.

BY DOWNLOADING THE NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD APP, you agree to:
• The automatic renewal terms stated above.
• The New York Times Privacy Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/content/help/rights/privacy/policy/privacy-policy.html
• The New York Times Cookie Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/privacy/cookie-policy
• The New York Times California Privacy Notices: http://www.nytimes.com/privacy/california-notice
• The New York Times Terms of Service: https://www.nytimes.com/content/help/rights/terms/terms-of-service.html
• Google Play Terms of Sale: https://payments.google.com/payments/apis-secure/u/0/get_legal_document?ldl=en&ldo=0&ldt=buyertos

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 nytimes.com, New York Times Cooking, Wirecutter, mobile news content and other apps on non-Android devices.
Updated on
Jul 27, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Financial info, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.9
9.19K reviews
Mia Dietrich
August 5, 2022
I'm enjoying the app very much, but I have a few requests. The biggest one is having a link to Wordle. I understand that implementing an entire game into the app is no small task, but adding another game tile that opens a browser should be quite simple. I also find the leaderboard a bit useless, since I cannot see previous days, and my friends times on those days. It's rare that I ever get to see what all of our final times were before the day resets. Everything else has been a great!
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The New York Times Company
August 17, 2022
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Our developers are aware of this and we are currently working on getting Wordle in the app. In the meantime, you can find all of our games on the news app. Thanks for your patience while we work to get this resolved!
James Nelson
August 8, 2022
Love the crossword, hate the app. It is constantly getting an error when fetching my leaderboard, which is fine since I don't care about a leaderboard. I did get a new phone and lost all of my perviously solved puzzles as well as a close to 500 day streak. It's not important, but still, it sucks that the guts of this app are such a mess. Hell, half the time I solve a puzzle the app won't recognize it and the clock will just keep going.
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Aimee Stromenger
July 24, 2022
I love doing both the spelling bee and crosswords. I was so excited to see that you'd added stats in SB, but now after the current day is over and the new puzzle comes out it shows that I haven't even played, making the feature useless. Also, now when I complete a crossword, it doesn't show as completed and the timer continues while I cannot change anything because the puzzle is actually finished. None of these issues seem to be on iOS, only Android, as hubby uses an iPhone with no problems.
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What's new

This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly, along with a fresh look to help you navigate new games and features. Updates include:
New titles for each tab
Modernized icons
Simplified tabs highlighting game-specific features
Updated navigation making it easy to swipe between The Crossword and The Mini archives

Have feedback? Email us at nytgames@nytimes.com.