The New York Times Crossword Cheats

The New York Times Crossword Hack 4.42 + Redeem Codes

Official Wordle & Spelling Bee

Developer: The New York Times Company
Category: Games
Price: Free
Version: 4.42
ID: com.magmic.NYTCrosswords09

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Description

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 Crossword and Wordle to Spelling Bee, we’ve got a word game for every player.

Upgrade your downtime with the following features:
AD-FREE WORD GAMES
There are never any ads to disrupt the fun in The New York Times Crossword app, so you can play without distraction.

THE CROSSWORD
Looking for a classic word game? Subscribers can play the same daily puzzle that’s printed in The New York Times in our app. Crosswords increase in difficulty from Monday to Saturday, so there’s something for everyone.

WORDLE
Want a word game that starts with a blank slate? 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 Spelling Bee and see how many words you can make with 7 letters. Play at your own pace with new daily puzzles and track your stats.

THE MINI CROSSWORD
Short on time? 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.

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
Sharpen your skills with thousands of crosswords. Subscribers get access to our archive of over 10,000 Crossword and over 2,000 Mini Crossword puzzles.

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 or improve your solve rate. Plus follow your streak and more in Wordle, and track how often you reach the different levels in Spelling Bee.

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS:
Download our app to be automatically enrolled in a no obligation 7-day free trial of The Crossword game. After the trial ends, 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.

PAYMENT AND AUTOMATIC RENEWAL TERMS:
IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES GAMES VIA THIS APP, PAYMENT WILL BE CHARGED BY APPLE TO YOUR APPLE ID ACCOUNT AT CONFIRMATION OF PURCHASE. YOUR APPLE ID ACCOUNT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED FOR RENEWAL AT THE APPLICABLE RATE SHOWN TO YOU AT THE TIME OF SUBSCRIPTION EVERY CALENDAR MONTH (FOR MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS) OR EVERY YEAR (FOR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS) WITHIN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD. YOU WILL BE CHARGED IN ADVANCE. YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUE EACH MONTH OR YEAR UNLESS IT IS CANCELED AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE CURRENT PERIOD. TO CANCEL, PLEASE TURN OFF AUTO-RENEW AT LEAST 24-HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE CURRENT PERIOD. YOU CAN TURN OFF AUTO-RENEW AT ANY TIME FROM YOUR ITUNES ACCOUNT SETTINGS. CANCELLATION TAKES EFFECT AT THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD.

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/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
• Apple Terms of Sale: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/us/terms.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.

Version history

4.42
2023-01-17
Reach Genius or Queen Bee on Spelling Bee? Tell your friends. Now there’s an easy way to share your success on social or via text.

This version also contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

Updates include:
* Fixes to the bug that prevented you from downloading your image when you reach “Genius” or “Queen Bee” on Spelling Bee.
* Removing the 25 friend limit on the Leaderboard.

Have feedback? Email us at [email protected]

#FunFact The Spelling Bee mascot is named Beeatrice.
4.41
2022-12-15
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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December 21 is National Crossword Puzzle Day! Ready to play? Celebrate by solving in our Crossword and Mini archives.
4.40
2022-11-17
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly! We’re happy to share that two bugs have been resolved including a puzzle overlay issue, and an issue with voice over for packs. Plus, we've updated our app icon to reflect our offerings beyond the Crossword.

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Daylight Saving Time ended on November 7. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS has appeared in the Crossword twice in the Shortz era, clued as “Dracula’s least favorite time?” and “Summer time.” DST, on the other hand, has appeared 87 times, clued as “Something to fall back from: Abbr.,” “Something you might lose a little sleep over?: Abbr.” and “Occasion to do a late shift?: Abbr.”
4.39
2022-10-26
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly! We’re happy to share that two bugs have been resolved in this release, including an airplay issue which caused duplicate clues across and down, and an issue with cross reference clue highlights.

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This week’s #FunFact is in honor of “Squid Game”: SQUID has appeared in the daily Crossword six times in the Shortz era, clued as “Ika, at a sushi bar,” “Tentacled sea creature” and the devious “Ink dispenser.” GAME has appeared 63 times, and its clues have included “Up (or down) for something,” “Deer and fox, e.g.” and “Go, for one.”
4.38
2022-09-26
Calling all Wordle fans! Solvers can now play Wordle in this version of the app.
And to the Spelling Bee #hivemind - you asked, and we answered. Pangrams now appear bolded as you find them throughout the day.

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September 9 is National Sudoku Day! Can you guess the answers to these sudoku-related clues? "45, for each row and column in a sudoku grid," "What a crossword has that a sudoku doesn't," "Pioneer in the math of sudoku" and "Comics character who once, surprisingly, solved a sudoku puzzle."

Answers: SUM, CLUES, EULER, ODIE
4.37
2022-08-29
Calling all Wordle fans! Solvers can now play Wordle in this version of the app.

Have feedback? Email us at [email protected]

August 26th is Dog Appreciation Day! DOG has appeared in the Daily Crossword 72 times in the Shortz era. Recently, DOG was clued as "Animal for which the Canary Islands are named," since their Latin name is Insula Canaria, or "island of the dogs." PUPPY has been clued as "Spot early on?," "Lightweight boxer?," and "Brand-new toy?" Aww!
4.36
2022-08-18
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
• The ability to subscribe to The New York Times through The Archives tab

BONUS! Spelling Bee updates that are sweeter than honey:
• View “Today’s Hints” in the app
• Post comments to the “Community Forum” in the app

Have feedback? Email us at [email protected]

It's hot out there! Some hot weather-related entries that have appeared in the Daily Crossword include HEAT WAVE ("When many fans come out"), RECORD HIGHS ("Hundreds in New York, perhaps"), and AIR CONDITIONERS ("They may run in the summer"). Stay cool, everyone!
4.35
2022-07-26
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
• The ability to subscribe to The New York Times through The Archives tab

BONUS! Spelling Bee updates that are sweeter than honey:
• View “Today’s Hints” in the app
• Post comments to the “Community Forum” in the app

Have feedback? Email us at [email protected]

July 20 is National Moon Day! MOON has appeared 59 times in the Daily Crossword, clued in relation to its celestial definition as “Project Apollo destination” and “Where the U.S. flag has flown since 1969,” and cheekily as “Butt out?”
4.34
2022-07-13
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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World Emoji Day is on July 17! EMOJI has appeared in the Daily crossword 18 times in the Shortz era, clued as “Face of modern technology,” “Bit of graphic language?,” and “Icon of the small screen?” A Sunday puzzle called “The Emoji Movie” ran in February, 2020, that included clues composed entirely of emojis! :P
4.33
2022-07-06
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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Summer is here! SUMMER has appeared seven times in the Daily Crossword in the Shortz era, clued trickily as “6-9 months?,” “Time off, maybe,” and “Time to burn?” ADE, everyone’s favorite “summertime cooler,” has appeared 230 times in the same period.
4.32
2022-06-06
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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June is Pride Month! PRIDE PARADE has appeared in the Daily Crossword six times, and its clues have included “N.Y.C. event on the last Sunday in June” and “Outmarch?” The Pride flag was the theme of a memorable 2018 puzzle whose wordplay and 17x13 dimensions represented the flag's colorful stripes. Happy Pride!
4.31
2022-04-05
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
Quiz time: This word has appeared as an answer nine times in the Daily Crossword; clues have included “It was originally first on the Roman calendar,” “___ Madness” and “Drill bit?” What is it?

Answer: MARCH
4.30
2022-02-22
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
Happy Lunar New Year! Lunar New Year was February 1. To commemorate the occasion, Zhouqin Burnikel created a puzzle featuring New Year celebrations from around the world: SPRING FESTIVAL (2/1), SOLLAL (2/1), NOWRUZ (3/21), SONGKRAN (4/13) and
ROSH HASHANAH (9/25).
4.29
2022-01-31
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was January 17. MLK has appeared in the Daily Crossword 28 times in the Shortz era, clued most recently on January 18 as “Reform leader memorialized in the Stone of Hope, for short.”
4.28
2021-12-15
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
December 21 is National Crossword Puzzle Day! What better way to celebrate than to commemorate Patrick Berry’s landmark six-day “CROSS” WORDS puzzle contest that ran from Monday through Saturday, October 17 to 22, 2011. These six puzzles were all connected by a hidden “meta-challenge” that the solver could uncover after completing the week’s grids. No spoilers! Links to the puzzles and their solutions on xwordinfo.com.
4.26.1
2021-11-22
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
Election Day is November 2. One of the Crossword’s most famous puzzles came out on Election Day of 1996. Known as a “Schödinger” theme, this puzzle’s revealer had two possible answers, depending on how the solver answered clues like “Black Halloween animal” (BAT or CAT), “French 101 word” (OUI or LUI), “Provider of support, for short” (BRA or IRA) … The revealer’s two possible answers, based on those choices, were CLINTON ELECTED and BOB DOLE ELECTED, clued as “Lead story in tomorrow's newspaper (!).”
4.26
2021-11-16
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
Daylight Saving Time ends on November 7. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS has appeared in the Crossword twice in the Shortz era, clued as “Dracula’s least favorite time?” and “Summer time.” DST, on the other hand, has appeared 87 times, clued as “Something to fall back from: Abbr.,” “Something you might lose a little sleep over?: Abbr.” and “Occasion to do a late shift?: Abbr.”
4.25
2021-11-08
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
Election Day is November 2. One of the Crossword’s most famous puzzles came out on Election Day of 1996. Known as a “Schödinger” theme, this puzzle’s revealer had two possible answers, depending on how the solver answered clues like “Black Halloween animal” (BAT or CAT), “French 101 word” (OUI or LUI), “Provider of support, for short” (BRA or IRA) … The revealer’s two possible answers, based on those choices, were CLINTON ELECTED and BOB DOLE ELECTED, clued as “Lead story in tomorrow's newspaper (!).”
4.24.1
2021-10-15
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact

This week’s #FunFact is in honor of “Squid Game”: SQUID has appeared in the daily Crossword six times in the Shortz era, clued as “Ika, at a sushi bar,” “Tentacled sea creature” and the devious “Ink dispenser.” GAME has appeared 63 times, and its clues have included “Up (or down) for something,” “Deer and fox, e.g.” and “Go, for one.”
4.24
2021-10-13
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact

Canadian Thanksgiving is on October 11. THANKSGIVING appeared in a puzzle in October of 2009, clued as “Only common word in the English language with the consecutive letters KSG.” Other theme clues used the letter strings “MPG,” “ADQ,” “ZKR,” “SPB” and “NKC.” Can you guess what the common words are?

Answers: CAMPGROUND, HEADQUARTERS, BLITZKRIEG, RASPBERRY, CRANKCASE
4.23
2021-10-04
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
Star Trek Day was on September 8. STAR TREK was once clued as “TV show with the most spinoffs, according to the Guinness Book”; this record has since been surpassed by Japan’s “Ultraman” series (which has never been clued as such in the Crossword).
4.22.1
2021-09-09
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
It’s time to go back to school! STUDENT has appeared in the Crossword seven times in the Shortz era, clued as “Person making a mark” and “Kind of union.”
4.22
2021-08-24
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#FunFact
Most crossword grids have symmetry — most often rotational symmetry (the black square pattern will look the same when turned upside down), but also left-right (mirror) symmetry. Occasionally, there will be a puzzle that does neither, in order to create images with the black squares instead. Some memorable examples of “grid art” include a Guggenheim-inspired spiral, a smiley face, a question mark and the words “LIES” and “THUS.”
4.21
2021-07-30
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
FACT: This new version will keep your games running smoothly!

FACT: FACT has appeared in the daily Crossword 40 times in the Shortz era, clued as “There are 336 dimples on a typical golf ball, for instance,” “You’d better believe it!” and “It’s not fancy.”
4.20
2021-07-15
This version contains improvements to keep you solving smoothly!

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#FunFact
July 17th is National Emoji Day! EMOJI made its debut in the daily Crossword in 2014, and has appeared 18 times since. Some tricky clues have included “Face of modern technology,” “Icon of the small screen?,” and “Bit of graphic language?” A puzzle from Sunday Feb. 9, 2020, had a theme that clued famous films using only emojis! The puzzle’s title was, aptly, “The Emoji Movie.”

Cheat Codes for In-App Purchases

Item Price iPhone/iPad Android
New York Times Crossword Subscription
(A renewable subscription to the New York Times Crossword)
$6.99
Free
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New York Times Crossword Subscription
(A renewable subscription to the New York Times Crossword)
$39.99
Free
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Games - Monthly
(A monthly subscription to NYT Games.)
$4.99
Free
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Free Starter Pack
(Download a starter pack for free!)
$0.00
Free
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Introducing the Midi
(Fifteen 9x9 puzzles of easy and easy-medium difficulty.)
$0.00
Free
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75th Anniversary
(Celebrate 75 years of NYT Crossword puzzles with these archive gems highlighting fun and historical moments in our history)
$0.00
Free
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Jumbo Mondays
(Get more bang for your buck with this mega-pack of 30 easy puzzles.)
$0.00
Free
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Bite-Size Minis
(Get your quick puzzle fix with 10 Minis.)
$0.99
Free
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Games - Monthly
(New York Times Games )
$4.99
Free
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Mega-Mondays
(Get more Mondays with this mega-pack of 60 easy puzzles from the Archive.)
$8.99
Free
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Ratings

4.9 out of 5
131.8K Ratings

Reviews

Francophilebabe,
Addicting in a good way
I started doing the NYT crossword a couple years ago (in my 50’s) and while I initially found it difficult and frustrating, I slowly advanced through the week, just as the experts said. The app makes solving more fun and extremely portable, and has been a lifesaver during Covid when I’ve needed diversions from the ever-present bad news. The app is well designed and fun to use. My only “complaint” is the color coding of results. Yellow means you’re on a streak. Blue means you’ve solved it but not on the day of publication OR you needed help. I wish there was a finer gradation of results. To me, there’s a big difference between solving a Thursday puzzle but on a Friday vs having to have the app “reveal” answers that I couldn’t get on my own. For my own interest, I’d like to look back and see how my solving has progressed over months. When they’re all blue, I can’t tell if I really solved the puzzle on my own or not. I don’t really care if I did it in the alloted 24 hour window. Other than that, it’s a winner.
OneManFreakShow,
Good puzzles and app, subscription terms are a bold-faced lie
I bought a subscription for the puzzles in the app, under the impression that the subscription works on the website as well for use on my MacBook. Where did I get that impression? Directly on the sign-up page in the app, where it states that this is possible. There is even a step-by-step guide on the NYT website on how to access your iTunes subscription by linking your account. When I did this, however, I discovered that it does not transfer any information at all to the web. I talked to a NYT customer service rep and was told that this is not possible, and the website just hasn’t been “updated” to remove the false information. So you pay 4 cents more a month for the iTunes subscription to get LESS access across your devices, and when you ask NYT about it, they tell you that it was never possible and claim that it’s Apple’s fault that the instructions it provides on its website are completely false. Needless to say, I will be getting a refund on my subscription and I doubt I will ever give it any more time or money. A real shame, as I love the daily puzzles and think the app has one of the better faces among the many crossword apps available. DO NOT SUBSCRIBE WITHIN THE APP IF YOU WANT TO USE THIS ON OTHER DEVICES.
drmin73,
NY Times online crossword puzzle app
For $2 or $3, you get access to the archive of the daily puzzle in addition to all the Monday through Sunday puzzles as they come out. A gold star is available
for each new puzzle that you complete on the day of its issue. It’s an addictive feature that has kept me completing the puzzles each day now for the past two months and counting. Other collections of themed puzzles are available for nominal fees. The included archive alone looks to be enough to keep me occupied for several years to come, at least. These are fun puzzles to experiment with, since the technology allows for rapid, easy letter replacement. I frequently go with my gut on difficult and obscure answers, sometimes finding them surprisingly correct, sometimes transforming entire puzzle quadrants from one set of answers to a largely different set. The letter replacement feature makes this app a clear favorite over the old pen and paper technique. I use the app each day and highly recommend it.
frenchiepb,
Good app; wish I could access all games
Good app that is best for crossword (which I understand is the primary purpose of said app). I play the Bee a lot and find small glitches. There’s a slight delay in syncing across devices. I usually have to close and re open the app for the bee to reset for the new game the next day.

Regarding crosswords, functionality works great. My biggest critique is that when clicking the info button, the app will re route to an in-app page of information and will also re route to a browser page outside of the app. When I go switch back to the app, sometimes for some reason I can’t get back to the game because the game app isn’t built for browsing the nyt app.

Lastly, I wish the crossword app would contain all the games instead of just the crossword and the Bee. I have a separate game account from my digital subscription so I have to log out of the main nyt app app when I want to access other games. The games are buried in the main digital app and it’s cumbersome to find. It would be easier if they were accessible separately.
ToneDeafRabbitt,
Good, but plenty to improve
I am a daily player of this app. I feel like NYTimes did a great job with a simple interface that outcompetes, imho, doing crosswords on paper. I like how the puzzles are released. It is more important to have it work well than to have too many bells and whistles. For this I am grateful. However, as a heavy player, I find myself regularly frustrated by an unfulfilling game-play relative to gaming standards today. I would like to see more accomplishment possibilities. I like rewards, badges, rankings and levels. I enjoy the puzzle talk where I can see explanations and chatter about the puzzles but this is apparently not available when a puzzle ages out to archives. The paid packages are nothing special. I would pay extra for themed puzzles that actually stick to enjoyable themes. I would like the ability to leave and see ratings for puzzles! Someday, maybe even a social aspect to the app could be attempted. I love the puzzles. I wish I was better at them! Thank you NYTimes.
Enderisnotmyrealname,
great puzzles, mediocre app
I’ve been subscribed to the NYT crossword for several years now and the app experience has barely changed. Given the amount of available data, there’s a huge opportunity for interesting player stats but there’s nearly nothing available - no way to track your improvement over time, no way to access any trends, no access to comparative data older than the last week, etc. The biggest issue for me is the homepage: a full row advertising “other games” that is just one other game (spelling bee, which i’m not interested in but can’t dismiss), THREE different links to the same “archives” page (four if you count the one in the menu) but no list of all the puzzles you’ve worked on (so: good luck finding one you’ve not finished if you’ve been picking from the archives and are mysteriously stuck at 99.9 completion percentage- you’ll have to just page back, one month at a time for multiple years), leaderboards that are only applicable for the mini, and of course, plentiful in-app purchase opportunities. Don’t get me wrong, I love the crossword, but the app feels essentially like abandonware.
Seekonk MA,
Love the app - would like a remote collaboration feature
My wife and I love to solve the NYT crossword together each and every weekend night using this app. However, I travel during the week and I wish there was a remote collaboration feature where we can solve together when she is home and I am in my hotel room. I want to be able to see what she is typing (real-time) and be able to also type at the same time. (Note, we usually have a FaceTime call going while we are solving separately now--but the experience is not the same as when we are sitting next to each other).

The current version of the app allows us to work separately, and then it occasionally, but unexpectedly, synchs--with her typing replacing mine and vice-versa. If you cannot support real-time collaboration (I think you can), can you at least add a manual synch control so we can both choose when to merge the other's player's typing--possibly with color-coding so we can see the other's additions/changes?
Set12345,
Other puzzles?
I have a subscription to the crosswords at half price due to subscribing to the digital NYTimes as well. I complete the crosswords solely through the app on my phone. I wish the app would also incorporate the other puzzles the NYTimes provides, like the Spelling Bee, Soduku, Set, acrostics, bonus crosswords, and other puzzles. These can be accessed through the help menu in the crosswords app, but I wish they could have their own apps or be accessed on the main page of the crossword app. If only the app could be set to display the main puzzle page (puzzle homepage) of the NYTimes, it would be very easy to access all the available puzzles through the app. As it is, you need to go to the help menu, click on one of the additional puzzle links, and get to the homepage through the menu bar of the puzzle. It’s a pain, and it doesn’t need to be. Please, NYTimes, provide easy access to the puzzle homepage on the Play page! Alternatively, give the app a new tab just for accessing other puzzles. It would make the app so much better!
UsherMocha,
Good UI, missing puzzles
I download this app once in a while to see if they’ve incorporated any more of their games besides spelling bee and crosswords. Would like to see sudoku, vertex, and now the chess game on it. Until then, I prefer to print the crosswords and do the other games in a browser. That said…

The crosswords alone make the subscription worth the price if you’re a fan of the genre. I’ve used Crossword Classics for years and it’s a great app (superior to this one in terms of user experience) but there’s something about the NYT puzzles that gives them an edge over most others. As for the user experience, it’s pretty good. There are a couple of little things I can’t help comparing to the other app: the annoying pop up that comes when you finish a puzzle but not correctly, the ability to jump to a referenced clue, an option to put the controls along the bottom, and just showing the current time. But in general, it’s easy to navigate and as I said, the puzzles are great.
sizzlemd,
not working. again!
this app though simplistic, is good enough. i would probably give it a 3, they could do way better. also, considering there are so few letters, it would be faster and more entertaining to be able to swipe across letters to “type” words. and instead of deleting when i submit a word, leave the rejected word with the error message in place so i know what was wrong with the word. instead, add a “clear” button so i can clear it myself.
some words are kind of ridiculous, and some very obvious valid words are missing. i should not have to email the New York Times which words are missing, they should have a dictionary or two… am I wrong?
lately, for more than the past week, i just get a yellow screen and the starburst which insinuates loading. if i did not pay for the app, i could not say anything, but i do. and it is an incredibly expensive subscription considering you are expected to pay forever. if the writer is on vacation, either set up some in advance, have backups, or extend memberships. this is not the first time spelling bee goes on break with no notice and no info as to when it will be back. reevaluating my renewal.