Word Games
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#FunFact

Canadian Thanksgiving is on October 11. THANKSGIVING appeared in a puzzle in October of 2009, clued as “Only common word in the English language with the consecutive letters KSG.” Other theme clues used the letter strings “MPG,” “ADQ,” “ZKR,” “SPB” and “NKC.” Can you guess what the common words are?

Answers: CAMPGROUND, HEADQUARTERS, BLITZKRIEG, RASPBERRY, CRANKCASE

Keep your mind sharp with word games from The New York Times. Free to download, the app offers puzzles for every level so you can steadily improve your skills. From the classic Crossword to Spelling Bee, we’ve got a game for every player.

Upgrade your downtime with the following features:
• AD-FREE GAMES: There are never any ads to disrupt the fun in our Crossword app, so you can play without distraction.
• THE CROSSWORD: Looking for a classic word game? Subscribers can play the same crossword puzzle that’s printed daily in The New York Times newspaper in our app. The puzzle increases in difficulty from Monday to Saturday, so there’s something for everyone.
• SPELLING BEE: Is scrambling your strong suit? Play Spelling Bee and see how many words you can make with 7 letters. Play this word search game at your own pace throughout the day. New Spelling Bee puzzles are available daily.
• THE MINI CROSSWORD: Short on time? The daily Mini Crossword is all the fun of our iconic Crossword, but you can solve it in seconds. These puzzles don’t increase in difficulty throughout the week and feature simpler clues.
• LEADERBOARDS: Start a friendly competition with our Mini Crossword leaderboards. Add up to 25 friends to see who can solve the day’s Mini puzzle the fastest.
• CROSSWORD ARCHIVE: Sharpen your skills with thousands of crossword puzzles. Subscribers get access to over 10,000 editions of The Crossword and over 2,000 Mini Crossword puzzles.
• STATS: Track your progress with performance stats for The Crossword. Monitor your average solve times, see how many puzzles you can solve in a row or improve your solve rate.

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Get unlimited digital access to all of our games plus the Crossword archives with a monthly or annual subscription. See our subscription offers for further details.

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