NYT Games: Word Games & Sudoku

4.7
33.1K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

Keep your mind sharp with word and logic puzzles from New York Times Games. Free to download, the app offers new puzzles daily for every skill level.

App Features and Games:

NEW AD-FREE PUZZLES DAILY
There are never any ads to disrupt the fun in The New York Times Games app, so you can play without distraction.

WORDLE
Play the original Wordle — created by Josh Wardle — in our app. See if you can guess the 5-letter word in 6 tries or less.

SPELLING BEE
Is scrambling your strong suit? Play the daily Spelling Bee and see how many words you can make with 7 letters.

THE CROSSWORD
Subscribers can play the same daily puzzle that’s printed in The New York Times, in our app. Crosswords increase in difficulty throughout the week, so there’s something for everyone.

CONNECTIONS
Our newest word game lets you group words with a common thread. See if you can do it with 4 mistakes or fewer.

SUDOKU
Looking for a numbers game, minus the math? Play Sudoku and fill each 3x3 set of boxes with numbers 1–9. Play a new puzzle every day in easy, medium or hard mode.

THE MINI CROSSWORD
The Mini is all the fun of The Crossword, but you can solve it in seconds. These word games don’t increase in difficulty throughout the week and feature simpler clues.

TILES
Unwind while you match elements in the day’s pattern — the key is to make consecutive matches.

LETTER BOXED
Create words using letters around the square. Letter Boxed is another fun way to test your word-making skills.

STATS
Track your progress for The Crossword, Wordle and Spelling Bee. For The Crossword, monitor your average solve times, see how many puzzles you can solve in a row, and more. Plus follow your streak on Wordle, and track how often you reach each level in Spelling Bee.

LEADERBOARDS
Start a friendly competition with The Mini leaderboards. Add up to 25 friends to see who can solve today’s Mini puzzle the fastest.

PUZZLE ARCHIVE
Subscribers can now solve past Spelling Bee puzzles, plus play over 10,000 crosswords in our archive.

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS:
You can purchase a monthly or annual New York Times Games subscription.

Enjoy unlimited gameplay, The Crossword archive and more with a monthly or annual subscription. See our subscription offers for further details.

BY DOWNLOADING THE NEW YORK TIMES GAMES APP, you agree to:
• The automatic renewal terms stated above.
• The New York Times Privacy Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/privacy/privacy-policy
• The New York Times Cookie Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/privacy/cookie-policy
• The New York Times California Privacy Notices: https://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

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-iOS devices.
Updated on
Feb 21, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

4.7
30.6K reviews
Aiden Sanders
February 17, 2024
these games are fun and challenging, I like it! my one criticism is that in the "tiles" game, sometimes the matches are based mostly on color vs shape/pattern (for instance, the new haven tileset) and the colors are SO hard to tell apart. it's sad because my eyes can't tell the tiles apart well enough to play the game. It's really fun when the tiles that incorporate a lot of patterns and I wish they were all like that.
12 people found this review helpful
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The New York Times Company
February 21, 2024
Hi there, thanks for writing in! We are always working to improve the NYT Games experience. I will pass along your feedback to the Games team. Feel free to reach out to nytgames@nytimes.com with any additional feedback!
Samantha Saldana
January 26, 2024
As much as I enjoy the games, it's incredibly frustrating to have the sudoku reset at random times in the evening (like 7pm central!) and prevent me from finishing the day's puzzles. Or today it didn't reset at all! And I can't figure out how the spelling bee decides when I've used up my free play. Sometimes I only get two words, sometimes more like a dozen.
62 people found this review helpful
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Becca Shim
January 22, 2024
I enjoy using the app v. the web-based games, but a couple days ago the app wouldn't acknowledge my subscription and kept asking me to subscribe to access content. I was logged in and my profile showed the active subscription, but when I tried to play games, I was asked to subscribe. Super frustrating. I also REALLY dislike the little song that plays when you solve a crossword. I've woken up my partner more than once when the song suddenly comes on. I wish you could turn off sounds for the app.
65 people found this review helpful
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The New York Times Company
January 23, 2024
Hi there, sorry to hear you are having issues with the app. The sound can be turned off by accessing the settings menu while playing. If you are still having trouble with your login, contact us at nytgames@nytimes.com. We will be happy to help.

What's new

This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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

#funfact
The 66th Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night for women, including an artist who made history with her fourth album of the year win. This artist's last name has been clued in a crossword as "Bird that can spend up to 10 months in the air without landing." Do you have the answer? Answer: SWIFT