NYT Games: Word Games & Sudoku

NYT Games: Word Games & Sudoku

By The New York Times Company

  • Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Current Version: 5.4.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 50.19 MB
  • Developer: The New York Times Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 16.0 or later.
Score: 4.85662
From 182,171 Ratings


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. 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. 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 to 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 puzzles 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. As a subscriber, you’ll enjoy the full Wordle experience, plus Spelling Bee, The Crossword and more. 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 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 • 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.



  • Starts my day!

    By PVTSoPo
    The NY Times games have become part of my morning coffee time ritual…. As addictive as caffeine???
  • Why not all the games?

    By gg88888ssss
    Why aren’t all the games (like Vertex and Strands) in the games app? This doesn’t make sense. I stumbled on vertex and stands and have to play them via web browser on my phone instead of in the Games app. Spelling bee buddy should also be in the app. I have to have 3 web pages open to play two additional games and use spelling bee buddy. Why? I use the app daily and this is dumb. House all the games and features relevant to games in the app.
  • Please add Strands and Vertex to the App

    By Kellcat10
    I love this app and all the puzzles, but wish Strands and Vertex were included on the app. Please make that happen
  • They hate the west coast

    By g57252929263
    I have a lot of fun with the free version of this app but here I sit at 4pm on a Saturday and I somehow missed todays mini crossword and can only do Sunday’s mini. At 4pm. If I want to do todays, I have to pay. I also wish there was a leaderboard for connections! ***Update - I am not confused, I am simply saying it’s dumb to have the crosswords change over so early. Why not midnight and 10pm eastern?
  • Where’s Strands?

    By whophan
    I love the app, which is better and easier than using Safari each time I play. But where is the Strands game?
  • Alr

    By AllissonR
    It is a lil hard well at least to me but I do enjoy it
  • So fun

    By Cehlersbeer
    I personally love Wordle spelling bee and New York Times games. I like them because you only get to do them once a day which is exiting to wait for the next day. New York Times games also has really fun games like Wordle and spelling bee they’re both very fun and there’s more games just like that. If you give New York Times a bad review I disagree.
  • Unfortunately, I’m hooked

    By Mmmad5
    Love playing the daily mini games as the free version, but get really frustrated when sometimes progress doesn’t save, or some games (sudoku!!!) roll over to the next day super early. Like 7pm!!
  • Needs more competitive features and and a more robust archive

    By Joseph
    The app is consistent with the feature, supported across games. Some have robust archives available or companion apps, only The Mini has a leaderboard. Some games sync progress across devices, some have no updated icon or menu option when it’s completed or completed perfectly.
  • Addicted to these games!

    By dbrock ca
    Came for the crossword, play them all!