It has taken a long time, over a year in fact, but crossword players on Android can rejoice this morning. The New York Times Crossword app has finally come to our favorite platform after a year of availability on iOS and Windows Phone. Yes, Windows Phone before Android. Perish the thought! Now you can subscribe and play the daily crossword from the paper and have access to over 20 years of crossword puzzles from the news source. If crosswords are your thing, then your wait for arguably the best and most well known source for them is over.
The app starts you off on a 7 day trial which gives you full access to the daily crossword from the Times. If you want to continue to have access to that daily puzzle on your phone or tablet, it is $6.95 per month (NYT digital subscribers do get a discount). You will also have access to quick mini puzzles and puzzle packs which will be updated regularly.
If you don’t want to subscribe, you can still use the app and play the Mini puzzles but you won’t have access to the full daily puzzle. Interestingly, for subscribers, you will have access to the next day’s
puzzle at 10:00 PM Eastern the night prior. So you get access before the physical paper hits the streets. Finally, if you are a subscriber, you can play on multiple devices and it will keep up where you are on the puzzles so you don’t have to start over if you switch devices.
The New York Times Crossword app is free itself and you can download it in the Play Store to your devices. Subscriptions are done through in-app purchases and you can do the monthly at $6.95 or the annual at $39.95. That’s basically 50% off the monthly price so a great deal if you are a serious crossword player.