Daily LA Times Crossword Answers Archives - LA Times Crossword (2023)

View the complete list of clues and answers as well as the filled-in grids for the Daily (Saturday and weekly) LA Times Crossword puzzles.

LA Times Crossword Answers Saturday February 25th 2023

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Here is the complete list of clues and answers for the Saturday February 25th 2023, LA Times crossword puzzle.


1 To boot : ALSO
5 Clobber : WHOMP
10 Hailee’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” voice role : GWEN
14 Greeters : DOOR PEOPLE
16 Meander : ROVE
17 Like, crazy old : SO LAST YEAR
18 Surface __ : AREA
19 ” … kinda” : IT IS AND IT ISN’T
21 Mean relatives? : MODES
23 Names in the news : BYLINES
24 Lab reports? : ARFS
25 Wharton grad, often : MBA
27 Blocking stat : SPF
28 Grande opening? : RIO
29 Biking selections : GEARS
31 Game whose name comes from the Swahili for “to build” : JENGA
35 “Oh, my sides!” : GOOD ONE
37 Depart : HEAD OUT
39 Wrapped : ENDED
40 Not as naïve : SLIER
42 Computer language that works with HTML : CSS
43 __-relief : BAS
45 Film director who shares a last name with 62-Across : ANG
46 Swag bag : TOTE
47 Some reds : CLARETS
50 “We’re more than you think!” society : MENSA
51 History that’s more than colorful : CHECKERED PAST
54 Company with a Magen David in its logo : EL AL
55 ” … kinda” : MORE OR LESS
58 Get upset? : LOSE
59 Amenities on some red-eyes : SLEEP MASKS
60 “Sure, why not” : LET’S
61 Pre-makeover personality : OLD ME
62 Comic book legend who shares a last name with 45-Across : STAN


(Video) The Times Crossword Friday Masterclass: Episode 3

1 Podcast intros, often : ADS
2 Place to go in England : LOO
3 Something to chew on : SOLID FOOD
4 Makes use of Speakers’ Corner : ORATES
5 Sprays down : WETS
6 Georgetown athlete : HOYA
7 Place for free spirits : OPEN BAR
8 Quaint greeting : M’LADY
9 Risks : PERILS
10 Not put out to pasture? : GRAIN FED
11 Less “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, e.g. : WORSE
12 Makes true : EVENS
13 In a glass by itself : NEAT
15 Wave function symbols : PSIS
20 Bill collector? : TIP JAR
21 “The Simpsons” character who counsels, “You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head” : MARGE
22 Constellation known to the Ojibwa as Kabibona’kan, the Winter Maker : ORION
25 Fellows : MEN
26 Sweethearts : BAES
29 Quit social media, say : GO DARK
30 Protected area in soccer : SHIN
32 Court plea : NO CONTEST
33 Short blasts : GUSTS
34 Befuddled : AT SEA
36 Epic fails : DEBACLES
38 Neurologist’s order, briefly : EEG
41 Caused some hair loss : LASERED
44 Appear to be : SEEM SO
46 EV station lineup, maybe : TESLAS
47 “Nomadland” Oscar winner Zhao : CHLOE
48 Minimal : LEAST
49 Fish, in a way : TROLL
50 Schoolteacher of old : MARM
51 Monastic quarters : CELL
52 Pronounce : DEEM
53 Leader whose regalia includes a tiara : POPE
56 Music genre of Toots and the Maytals : SKA
57 Phishing fig. : SSN

LA Times Crossword Answers Friday February 24th 2023

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Here is the complete list of clues and answers for the Friday February 24th 2023, LA Times crossword puzzle.


1 Statistical concerns : BIASES
7 Daddy : PAPA
11 Texting initials : SMS
14 “Won’t be long now” : I’M NEXT
15 Wilson of “The Internship” : OWEN
16 Feel sick : AIL
17 *Pilot’s reputation among airport agents? : GATE CRED
19 Food Network host Garten : INA
20 Long-billed bird : SNIPE
21 Hijab, for one : VEIL
22 Sharp set : HDTV
23 Longtime Farr co-star : ALDA
25 Abate : LET UP
27 Some K9 canines : LABS
30 *Triage site’s gooey alternative to sutures? : ER’S GLUE
34 Q.E.D. part : ERAT
35 Mauna __ : LOA
36 Some rugged sandals : KEENS
37 HS equivalency test : GED
38 Freebies at some crossword tournaments : PENCILS
41 __ text: accessibility feature : ALT
42 “Just Mercy” actor __ Jackson Jr. : O’SHEA
44 Doc’s org. : AMA
45 Bali’s continent : ASIA
46 *Practice for “The Voice” while in the shower? : SING WET
49 Shepherds’ docs? : VETS
50 Cooler brand : IGLOO
51 Italian bubbly : ASTI
53 Perseverance’s home : MARS
55 Itinerary : PLAN
57 Flags down : HAILS
61 Having celebrated many birthdays : OLD
62 Decorate for Christmas, in a way, and how to make sense of the answer to each starred clue? : TRIM THE TREE
64 __-1099: govt.-issued tax form : SSA
65 Cause an emotional reaction : MOVE
66 Good scents : AROMAS
67 First car, for many? : TOY
68 Mountain goat : IBEX
69 Heavenly figure : SERAPH


(Video) The Times Crossword: EXPLAINED

1 Majors, in baseball slang : BIGS
2 Supermodel whose signature fragrance is “Love Memoir” : IMAN
3 __-lock brakes : ANTI
4 Overlook : SEE PAST
5 Perform beyond expectations : EXCEL
6 Philharmonic sect. : STR
7 Put forward : POSE
8 For some time : AWHILE
9 Kitchen gadget : PEELER
10 Plus : AND
11 Asked nicely : SAID PLEASE
12 Julep herb : MINT
13 Croat or Pole : SLAV
18 Island where Excalibur was forged : AVALON
22 Enormous : HUGE
24 Proofer’s mark : DELE
26 Tuts : TSKS
27 Bricks that are painful to step on : LEGOS
28 Childish retort : ARE SO
29 Trouble with locks? : BAD HAIR DAY
31 Colorful parrot : MACAW
32 Like new matches : UNLIT
33 “¿Cómo __?” : ESTAS
38 Bucket : PAIL
39 Clarifying phrase : I MEANT
40 Cable row targets, for short : LATS
43 Med. readouts : EKGS
45 Earhart, for one : AVIATOR
47 “S’okay” : NO PROB
48 Start streaming : GO LIVE
52 “Voilà!” : THERE
53 More than half : MOST
54 In addition : ALSO
56 MC alternative : AMEX
58 “__ Vep”: HBO miniseries about a remake of the silent film “Les Vampires” : IRMA
59 Vault : LEAP
60 Meeting, informally : SESH
62 “Oof, didn’t need to know that” : TMI
63 Possesses : HAS

LA Times Crossword Answers Thursday February 23rd 2023

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Here is the complete list of clues and answers for the Thursday February 23rd 2023, LA Times crossword puzzle.


1 Green producers? : ATMS
5 Sun screen? : CLOUD
10 “I Think You Should Leave” star Robinson : TIM
13 “Aw, crud” : DRAT
14 Sounding rough : HOARSE
15 __ hotel: sustainable lodging : ECO
16 Rides in the sand : DUNE BUGGIES
18 Mountain __ : DEW
19 Lagavulin, for one : SCOTCH
20 Formal orders : EDICTS
22 Succinct : TERSE
23 “A League of Their __” : OWN
25 2021 U.S. Open champ Jon : RAHM
27 __ buco : OSSO
28 Hypothetical regions of space-time : WHITE HOLES
31 Some tandoori breads : NAANS
33 Crawl on a news program : TICKER
34 Show stoppers? : ADS
37 Progressive agent played by Stephanie Courtney : FLO
38 Feminine pronoun : SHE
39 Fuel additive brand : STP
40 Sneaky sort : WEASEL
42 Paté holder : TOAST
44 “Little Women” star : EMMA WATSON
46 Insect that dates to the Jurassic era : WASP
50 Air line : DUCT
51 __ flour : OAT
52 Roughly : CIRCA
53 Prayer beads : ROSARY
56 Benny the Bull, for one : MASCOT
57 “My man!” : BRO
58 Audible.com predecessor, and three literal occurrences in this puzzle : BOOKS ON TAPE
61 “Big spider! Big spider!” : EEK
62 Think the world of : ESTEEM
63 Biblical garden : EDEN
64 Part of some sports drink names : ADE
65 Dispensed, as cards : DEALT
66 Pause in music : REST


(Video) The Hardest Times Crossword In 5 Years

1 Expands upon : ADDS TO
2 Armistices : TRUCES
3 Estate homes : MANORS
4 Hatmaker since 1865 : STETSON
5 Bit player : COG
6 Gaming annoyance : LAG
7 Turn (toward) : ORIENT
8 Exploited : USED
9 Member of the South Asian diaspora : DESI
10 Internet addresses? : TED TALKS
11 Much of Greenland : ICE SHEET
12 Cut the lawn : MOW
14 “What the?” : HUH
17 Letters in early dates : BCE
21 Gator kin : CROC
23 Words of disbelief : OH NO
24 State whose motto is “Forward”: Abbr. : WIS
26 Car sticker abbr. : MSRP
28 Half a Northwest city : WALLA
29 __ Allen furniture : ETHAN
30 Zooms, quaintly : HIES
32 Several : A FEW
34 Wonder-struck : AWED
35 Showed reluctance : DEMURRED
36 “A Change Is Gonna Come” singer : SAM COOKE
38 Flue buildup : SOOT
41 Exams for college-bound srs. : SATS
42 PreCheck org. : TSA
43 Party game that can get awkward : TWISTER
45 Camry, for one : TOYOTA
47 Place to play : ARCADE
48 Cases, with “out” : SCOPES
49 Unmistakable : PATENT
52 Many a pop-top : CAN
54 Reading while propped up by pillows, say : ABED
55 Stood up : ROSE
56 Tat that can be misread as WOW : MOM
57 “Maude” star Arthur : BEA
59 “Kenan & __”: late-’90s Nickelodeon show : KEL
60 Congeal, as glue : SET

LA Times Crossword Answers Wednesday February 22nd 2023

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Here is the complete list of clues and answers for the Wednesday February 22nd 2023, LA Times crossword puzzle.


1 Hint of color : TINCT
6 Biblical tower site : BABEL
11 Inquire : ASK
14 Play area? : ARENA
15 Greek salad fruit : OLIVE
16 Sushi topper : ROE
17 Pride symbol : RAINBOW FLAG
19 Texter’s “Hang on a sec” : BRB
20 “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” director Lee : ANG
21 No-frills font : ARIAL
22 Wee bit : IOTA
23 Arachnid relative that resembles a crustacean : HORSESHOE CRAB
27 Sex therapy subject : LIBIDO
29 Helpful supporter : ALLY
30 Loads : A TON
31 Give in a little : BUDGE
33 Irritate : VEX
36 Functions perfectly, and what can be said about the starts of 17-, 23-, 46-, and 57-Across : WORKS LIKE A CHARM
40 Brief alarm? : SOS
41 Fake : POSER
42 Singer India.__ : ARIE
43 Gargantuan : HUGE
44 “The Country Girls” novelist Edna : O’BRIEN
46 Minty frozen treat at McDonald’s every March : SHAMROCK SHAKE
51 School year division : TERM
52 Swarms (with) : TEEMS
53 Noble __ : GAS
56 With 11-Down, Michigan college town : ANN
57 Nutty-tasting winter vegetable : ACORN SQUASH
60 TNT part : TRI-
61 Sounds from happy cats : PURRS
62 Loosen, as a knot : UNTIE
63 Storm center : EYE
64 Borden spokescow : ELSIE
65 Utopias : EDENS


(Video) The 5000th Sunday Times Cryptic Crossword

1 Actress Reid : TARA
2 Setting of the graphic novel “Persepolis” : IRAN
3 People next door : NEIGHBORS
4 “Erin Burnett OutFront” channel : CNN
5 Knight’s tunic : TABARD
6 “Ziggy Stardust” singer David : BOWIE
7 Some Italian sports cars, for short : ALFAS
8 Star of HBO’s “Barry” : BILL HADER
9 Actress Longoria : EVA
10 Part of a race : LEG
11 See 56-Across : ARBOR
12 Kinda : SORTA
13 Shish __ : KEBAB
18 Approximately : OR SO
22 Slippery, as a road : ICY
24 Barnyard sound : OINK
25 Actress Kurylenko : OLGA
26 Utility abbr. : ELEC
27 Newton trio : LAWS
28 “Am __ early?” : I TOO
31 Dividing lines : BISECTORS
32 Luau strings, briefly : UKE
33 Diversify, in a way : VARIEGATE
34 Ohio border lake : ERIE
35 Marvel mutants who battle Magneto : X-MEN
37 Egg (on) : SPUR
38 Macy’s red star, for one : LOGO
39 Literary “Listen!” : HARK
43 “I wonder … ” : HMM
44 Units of resistance : OHMS
45 Language from northern Spain : BASQUE
46 Utter : STATE
47 “Atlanta” actor Brian Tyree __ : HENRY
48 Golfer Palmer, to fans : ARNIE
49 Beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist __ Walsh Jennings : KERRI
50 Pick up : SENSE
54 Spelling clarification phrase : AS IN
55 Wally Lamb’s “__ Come Undone” : SHE’S
57 Imitate : APE
58 __-de-sac : CUL
59 German conjunction : UND

LA Times Crossword Answers Tuesday February 21st 2023

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Here is the complete list of clues and answers for the Tuesday February 21st 2023, LA Times crossword puzzle.


1 Opera solos : ARIAS
6 Afrobeat pioneer Fela __ : KUTI
10 Atlas pages : MAPS
14 Birdcage feature : PERCH
15 Part of, as a plan : IN ON
16 __ vera : ALOE
17 Creamy dip for French fries : AIOLI
18 Attractive person with gray hair : SILVER FOX
20 Anderson Cooper’s channel : CNN
21 Female sib : SIS
23 Like some restrictions : DIETARY
24 Pea soup flavorer : HAM BONE
26 Hit the slopes : SKI
27 Genesis twin : ESAU
28 Many a Farsi speaker : IRANI
31 Singer Simone : NINA
35 Hep “Gotcha” : I DIG
37 Scripture-related : BIBLICAL
39 Perform a simple operation? : ADD
41 Safe to drink : POTABLE
43 Org. that ensures water is 41-Across : EPA
44 No-win situations? : TIE-GAMES
46 Medical checkup : EXAM
48 Singer Del Rey : LANA
49 Greek theater : ODEUM
51 Scandinavian people : SAMI
54 “Encanto” songwriter __-Manuel Miranda : LIN
56 Recorder mounted to a windshield : DASHCAM
58 Dawn on : OCCUR TO
62 Political org. with a donkey symbol : DNC
63 Stashed : HID
64 “I can be better” : SHAME ON ME
66 __ acid : AMINO
68 Speech therapy subject : LISP
69 Average gestation period for a dolphin : YEAR
70 Button on a library app : RENEW
71 Vow : OATH
72 “This might be broken” shorthand : AS IS
73 No-nonsense : STERN


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1 People of the southern Great Plains : APACHE
2 Spanish queens : REINAS
3 *”A Matter of Life and Death” heavy metal band : IRON MAIDEN
4 Knee part, for short : ACL
5 Mint leaf used as a sushi garnish : SHISO
6 Mouth, slangily : KISSER
7 Prefix with cycle : UNI-
8 Ratted (on) : TOLD
9 *Ralph Ellison novel about the Black American experience : INVISIBLE MAN
10 “Dirty” cocktail : MARTINI
11 Automaker __ Romeo : ALFA
12 Shoddy : POOR
13 Erotic : SEXY
19 Shriek of fear : EEK
22 *Fencer seeking revenge in “The Princess Bride” : INIGO MONTOYA
25 Future flower : BUD
29 Demean : ABASE
30 Quill tip : NIB
32 *Noisy amenity in a motel hallway : ICE MACHINE
33 Siesta : NAP
34 In the style of : A LA
36 Bitter brew, briefly : IPA
38 Supervillain Luthor : LEX
39 Georgia airport: Abbr. : ATL
40 Part of una semana : DIA
42 Actor Danson : TED
45 Walk oafishly, like the Jabberwock slayer : GALUMPH
47 Campfire residue : ASH
50 Calf feeders : UDDERS
52 Pine Tree State resident : MAINER
53 “Count me in!,” or an apt description of the answers to the starred clues : I’M DOWN! or “IM” DOWN
55 Burning anger : IRE
57 Surgery marks : SCARS
58 Norway’s capital : OSLO
59 __ seeds: smoothie choice : CHIA
60 Assign to a role : CAST
61 Small bills : ONES
65 __ tai: cocktail : MAI
67 Came together : MET

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Where can I find answers to crossword puzzles? ›

Tips for Solving Hard Puzzles and Cryptic Crosswords
  • Look for anagrams, where you simply need to rearrange letters to find the answer. ...
  • Many editors like homophones, which are words that sound like other words but are spelled differently. ...
  • Reversals involve reversing the letters of the clue to get the answer.

Can I print the LA Times crossword puzzle? ›

Click on the word Print in the upper-right corner above the grid. You will be given the option to print an empty grid, the grid with the letters filled in so far, or the grid with the entire solution. (Do not use the browser's print option; it will not work.)

Do the LA Times crosswords get harder each day? ›

What you find hard may not always be what another solver finds hard, but some editors do try to escalate the difficulty over the course of the week. The crosswords in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are typically hardest on Saturdays.

What is the hardest day for crossword? ›

The Saturday crossword is actually the hardest puzzle of the week. Mondays have the most straightforward clues and Saturday clues are the hardest, or involve the most wordplay. Contrary to popular belief, the Sunday puzzles are midweek difficulty, not the hardest. They're just bigger.

How do I access the NYT crossword Archive? ›

To access archived puzzles from the Games webpage:
  1. Select the hamburger menu icon on the top left-hand side of the New York Times Games homepage (nytimes.com/games):
  2. Select Crossword Archives from the drop-down menu:

What is the fastest way to solve a crossword puzzle? ›

Tips for Solving Crossword Puzzles
  • Believe in yourself. ...
  • Use a pencil, not a pen. ...
  • Tackle the easiest clues first. ...
  • Confirm an answer by solving the entries that cross it. ...
  • Make guesses. ...
  • It's okay to look stuff up! ...
  • Ask a friend for help. ...
  • Take a break.
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Are crosswords good for your brain? ›

Memory and thinking skills may improve with regular crossword practice. A study published in NEJM Evidence found that people with mild memory problems who did web-based crossword puzzles showed improvement in cognition and experienced less brain shrinkage, compared to those who played web-based cognitive games.

What newspaper has the hardest crossword puzzle? ›

Many puzzle fans love the deviously difficult New York Times Friday and Saturday crosswords: They're the hardest puzzles around, and once you've conquered them, you're a true Puzzlemaster!

Are crosswords good for ADHD? ›

Crossword Puzzles and Picture Puzzles: It sounds simple, but these are great tools for kids with ADHD.

What is the most used word in crossword puzzles? ›

“ERA” is the most common word in crossword puzzles, as well as “ARE,” “AREA,” and “ORE,” according to Gaffney.

What is the most famous crossword puzzle? ›

The Times Crossword is the world's most famous crossword.

What was the first crossword word? ›

Cryptic crosswords

The first crossword answers were just definitions and similes; the first cryptic crossword was published on 30th July 1925 by The Daily Telegraph.

How do you print crossword? ›

To do this, point the crossword to the upper left corner of the crossword puzzle and then hold down the left mouse button (don't let go!) and while holding the left button down drag the crosshair to the opposite corner of the crossword and let go.

Can I get The Times crossword online? ›

Times crosswords are available online to subscribers to the online newspaper via the Times Crossword Club. Subscribers have access to more than 9,000 puzzles from The Times and The Sunday Times.

What does lat mean in crosswords? ›

Last month – ULT (ultimo) Latin – L or LAT.

Does NYT have a Wordle archive? ›

Sites that created Wordle archives have been pressured by the New York Times to shut down. That means there's no longer any way to access the full archive, but we've provided a list of the past 20 Wordle answers for you to see what words have already been used, and plan your strategy going forward.

How to access nyt Crossword for free? ›

The New York Times Crossword Puzzle can be played at nytimes.com/games, on the The New York Times Crossword app (iOS and Android), and on The New York Times News app (iOS and Android).

How many submissions does NYT Crossword get? ›

A note to our puzzle constructors: We will be pausing submissions starting on July 1, 2022. We will reopen on Aug. 1, 2022. We receive between 150 and 200 submissions per week.

What is the fastest way to solve 1000 puzzles? ›

Sort your pieces by color and pattern. These are the most easily-distinguished features and they offer a way to break the puzzle into a series of manageable sub-tasks. Also, set aside corner and edge pieces. Optional tip: Divide your piles into smaller collections of pieces based on their number of tabs and blanks.

What is the trick to crossword puzzles? ›

Every answer to every clue is connected to the neighboring answers, so when you pick up on one letter, it gives way to other answers around it. Start in one corner of the grid and systematically work through the answers until you become stumped. Then, head off to another corner and do the same.

How long should it take to do a crossword puzzle? ›

Top solvers can complete a Sunday Times crossword, on average, in 8-12 minutes. Ordinary people, of course, can't finish it at all. If you find certain puzzles too hard, do just the ones you enjoy. The more you solve the better you'll get.

Do puzzles prevent dementia? ›

Researchers determined that, out of the participants who eventually developed dementia, those who frequently did crossword puzzles demonstrated a much slower decline in memory. On average, crossword puzzles provided about a two and a half year delay in memory decline compared to those who did not do crossword puzzles.

Are crossword puzzles good for seniors? ›

Recent studies have identified a number of health benefits daily crossword puzzles can have on an individual, especially the elderly. Many studies find the same results: solving crosswords puzzles later in life is associated with delayed onset of memory decline in those who develop dementia.

Can crossword puzzles help with dementia? ›

Now, a study published in NEJM Evidence has found that regularly attempting a crossword may help slow decline in some people with mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of faltering memory that can sometimes progress to dementia.

What is the best daily crossword newspaper? ›

The New York Times is the holy grail for crossword puzzlers.

Which paper has the easiest crossword puzzle? ›

What's your advice to a beginner who's thinking of picking up a daily paper and getting into its crossword? The Telegraph is the ideal starting puzzle and it is the one I started on.

What does FR mean in crossword? ›

Some common crossword abbreviations include: Fr. – French.

Are puzzles good for aging? ›

Brain games and puzzles provide an older person the opportunity to use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Jigsaw puzzles for eg, exercise the left and right sides of your brain at once. Your left brain is logical and works in a linear fashion, while your right brain is creative and intuitive.

What can stimulate an ADHD brain? ›

High-risk activities — driving fast, motorcycle riding, and waterskiing — motivate ADHD brains to focus. Some extreme activities, like daring ski jumps, sky-diving, or taking fast-acting street drugs, elicit a dopamine spike, the brain's most intense reward.

What makes someone good at crosswords? ›

So-called "fluid intelligence", or the ability to "make the mind jump through hoops" while solving problems, is directly linked to the ability to untangle cryptic clues, researchers found.

Is there an app that can solve crossword puzzles? ›

Crossword Solver is a simple, basic app. It's by Havoc, the same developer of the Android app above. Thus, it has a lot of the same features. That includes over 200,000 proper nouns, places, movies, books, songs, and other pop culture references.

Where can I get the NYT crossword for free? ›

The New York Times Crossword Puzzle can be played at nytimes.com/games, on the The New York Times Crossword app (iOS and Android), and on The New York Times News app (iOS and Android).

Is it OK to look up crossword answers? ›

If you are stuck and have access to the answers, it is not generally considered cheating to look up an answer or two. There are a few notable exceptions, however. A crossword puzzle meant to represent your work, as might be assigned for a class on occasion, should not include someone else's answers.

Is there a free crossword app? ›

On Google Android, it's called Crossword Puzzle Free. Hop over to an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, and you've got Crossword Puzzle Redstone. Both names are accurate, since it is indeed a free app published by Redstone Games. Enjoy free packs of crossword puzzles every week.

What is the best free crossword? ›

The New York Times Crossword

The New York Times is the holy grail for crossword puzzlers.

What is the most popular crossword puzzle? ›

The New York Times crossword puzzle.

Which is the best crossword solver machine? ›

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Where can I download crosswords for free? ›

BestCrosswords.com is the largest supplier of free crossword puzzles on the web, publishing 15 grids daily from an archive of more 100,000. You can play in your web browser, smartphone, tablet or print in high resolution. No registration required.

Do NYT crossword puzzles get paid? ›

Payment varies based on the day of the week and number of puzzles you've had published with The New York Times.

Can you download NYT crossword? ›

You can download and play The New York Times Crossword app on iOS and Android devices.

How do crossword puzzles affect the brain? ›

Memory and thinking skills may improve with regular crossword practice. A study published in NEJM Evidence found that people with mild memory problems who did web-based crossword puzzles showed improvement in cognition and experienced less brain shrinkage, compared to those who played web-based cognitive games.

Can you write a word backwards in a crossword puzzle? ›

In the reversal clue type, a word/phrase is spelt out in reverse to give the solution. The letters to be reversed may be indicated by the wordplay, or may be hidden in the letters of the wordplay. 'crazy' gives MAD, 'get-up' indicates that MAD should be spelt backwards.

Can you be addicted to crossword puzzles? ›

Maybe it just so happens that people who are mentally fit have a tendency to want to do crosswords in the first place," explains Olsher. The possible long-term mental benefits of puzzling aside, Olsher says that crosswords have an addictive, immersive quality that keeps people coming back for more.

Is USA Today crossword app free? ›

The USA TODAY Crossword app is free to download and play. In-app purchases are available for subscriptions.

Is crossword Explorer free? ›

Increase your vocabulary and general knowledge for free through this fun and refreshing crossword app. So what are you waiting for? Download Daily Crossword today and become a crossword expert!


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