Black Ink is a solving app for ACROSS LITE format puzzle files. Black Ink does not come with any puzzles but can be used to download and open puzzles from the web.

Note: Currently the New York Times classic weekly puzzle has not been updated for several weeks. We are hoping they will resume publishing this puzzle soon.

Solve Crossword Puzzles With Style:
Everything you need to download, solve, and print puzzles.

Get Black Ink and start solving puzzles on your Mac today.

Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 "Lion".

  • Resizable puzzle display.
  • Download new puzzles every day.
  • Print newspaper-style paper puzzles.
  • Check your answers with most puzzles.
  • Race the clock with our puzzle timer.
  • Top-notch support from respected Red Sweater Software.

    Black Ink opens and solves puzzles that use the Across Lite format, which are distributed freely by several newspapers in the United States, including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and others.

  • What's New
  • Fix a bug that prevented clicking dock icon from opening the puzzle browser as it did previously

  • Black Ink ( is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6

    Bundle Information: Black Ink 1.6, (c)2002-2014 Red Sweater Software