Play Crossword puzzles from newspapers around the world right on your Mac! Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; with one click you can download and solve them, get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you're improving. Start a puzzle on your Mac, then finish it on your iPhone or iPad.

The #1 Crossword Player on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch just landed on your Mac!

  • New puzzles every day
  • Synchronize puzzles between your Mac, iPhone and iPad
  • Right-click a square to view hints
  • Automatically downloads all of today's puzzles
  • Nearly unlimited puzzles from many different sites
  • US and UK Cryptic puzzles available
  • Hints, Websites, and Clue lookups
  • Enter answers in 'ink' or 'pencil'
  • Quickly see your recently played, or sort by date, provider, or difficulty
  • Detailed info on each puzzle
  • Post your solve times online and compare with other solvers
  • Grab older puzzles with a click

    Using Puzzle Sync, you can pick up a puzzle on any device, work on it, and finish it on another, seamlessly.

    Included Puzzle Sources:
  • NY Times Classic Crosswords
  • The Onion A.V. Club Crossword
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday
  • Village Voice
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The Independent
  • Manchester Evening News
  • King Features Crosswords
  • NY Times (Premium Crosswords subscription required)
  • Telegraph UK Quick & Cryptic Crosswords (subscription required)
  • People Magazine
  • Newsday
  • Custom Subscription available from Brendan Emmett Quigley

  • Providers list subject to change. Some providers may no longer be publishing, but may sill have older puzzles available in Archive form, accessible via the "Download Older Puzzles" option *

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    Please note that Crosswords requires an internet connection to download puzzles. Puzzle Sync requires the purchase of Crosswords from the iOS App Store.

  • What's New
  • added printing support
  • better help and feedback
  • added optional in-app browser
  • fixed several connectivity issues
  • added cut/copy/paste support
  • added additional keyboard shortcuts
  • added menu commands to save and restore progress via Puzzle Sync

  • Crosswords (com.standalone.crosswordmac) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6