This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

XWord Info: New York Times Crossword Answers and Insights

XWord Info is the essential resource for crossword constructors and enthusiasts.

Whether you're stuck on a clue or searching for the best way to fill your grid, you'll find help here. Take the Tour to learn more, or read the FAQ.

See the Thursday crossword, or choose a different puzzle below.

Performance artist portraying male characters

Crosswords from:
wait
Kate Hawkins
Kate Hawkins
The Friday, November 26, 2021 crossword is by Kate Hawkins
15x15, 72 words, 32 blocks
Trenton Charlson
Trenton Charlson
The Saturday, November 27, 2021 crossword is by Trenton Charlson
15x15, 68 words, 38 blocks
Jeff Kremer
Jeff Kremer
Puzzle of the weekThe Sunday, November 28, 2021 crossword, GARAGE SALE PITCHES, is by Jeff Kremer
21x21, 140 words, 72 blocks
Enrique Henestroza Anguiano
Enrique Henestroza Anguiano
The Monday, November 29, 2021 crossword is by Enrique Henestroza Anguiano
15x15, 74 words, 38 blocks
Billy Ouska
Billy Ouska
The Tuesday, November 30, 2021 crossword is by Billy Ouska
15x15, 74 words, 38 blocks
The Wednesday, December 1, 2021 crossword is by Christopher Youngs
15x15, 78 words, 34 blocks
Rebecca Goldstein
Rebecca Goldstein
The Thursday, December 2, 2021 crossword is by Rebecca Goldstein
15x15, 76 words, 37 blocks
"Solve & Print" access requires an NYT Games Subscription.
The next (Friday) crossword will be available in 19 hours and 51 minutes.

Variety: the November 28 cryptic puzzle is by Ali Gascoigne (Solve, Solution) or solve the November 21 acrostic online.

Personal collections

Crosswords from The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project

Data from puzzles before Will Shortz became editor are kept separate from modern puzzle stats. XWord Info has all 16,083 pre-Shortz crosswords from 2/15/1942 to 11/20/1993.

Selected pre-Shortz observations

Tips