The New York Times Crossword app has been released for both Windows Phone and Surface, bringing perhaps the most well known and popular daily crossword to your devices. It is the perfect way to take on the challenge of the crossword game, which began publishing in 1942, with you on-the-go and you can do it completely free.
The new app brings you both a daily mini puzzle (for Windows Phone) then the published crossword for the day. You can play either one of these completely free without a subscription to The New York Times and in fact can play the previous 7 days of puzzles for free. If you want to go back further, up to a year on the device and 20 years on the web, you will need a subscription to the service.