Official New York Times Crossword Puzzle Game Released

iPhone-toting crossword addicts now have a new way to feed their addiction.  The official New York Times crossword puzzle game, The New York Times Crosswords Daily 2009 [App Store], has appeared in the App Store.

Developed my Magmic Games, New York Times Crosswords for the iPhone is a port of the developer’s mobile version.  And while the mobile version is a subscription-based game ($2.99 per month), the iPhone version at $9.99 provides access to all daily (and archived) crossword puzzles published in the print newspaper through the end of 2009, making it a better value than the mobile version for avid crossword fans.

Features listed by the developer:

  • Play the daily puzzle from the New York Times newspaper.
  • Play over 4,000 classic puzzles from the New York Times archive.
  • Send messages and compare your solve times with friends online.
  • Compete against top players via the online leaderboards.
  • Listen to the in-game soundtrack or your favorite tunes from your iPod.
  • Write in ‘pen’ or ‘pencil’.
  • Solve puzzles on the grid or directly from the clues list.
  • Automatic highlighting of related clues.
  • Check or reveal letters, words or the entire puzzle.
  • Check out the front page of today’s paper.

App Store Link: The New York Times Crosswords Daily 2009, $9.99