AMU launches USA TODAY Crossword app

Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) has launched the USA TODAY Crossword app. It is now available to download for free in the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store.

The USA TODAY Crossword app allows cruciverbalists to access its famous daily puzzle in a new and unique way. Enjoy a free 21-day trial — then step back to a free basic membership, or subscribe to continue your unlimited, ad-free access.

Features of the app include:

  • NEW PUZZLES EVERY DAY: Play USA TODAY’s famous daily crossword on the go and for free.
  • THOUSANDS OF PUZZLES: Access an archive of themed puzzle packs and classic crosswords, all available at your pencil-tips.
  • PERSONALIZED PLAY: Track your stats, choose a level of difficulty, get helpful hints, pause puzzles, use night mode and more.
  • COMPETE TO WIN: Subscribe to enter tournaments, get prizes and earn badges.

Andrews McMeel has a longstanding relationship with USA TODAY, syndicating content and publishing calendars and books over the years. The exciting new app is an innovative extension of the USA TODAY Crossword brand. Developed by AMU and Kansas City developer Propaganda3 (P3), the app already has more than 102,000 downloads.


Founded in 1970, Andrews McMeel Universal is an independent, multi-faceted, global entertainment company. Distinguished by a creator-first approach and the uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of popular culture, Andrews McMeel specializes in comics, illustrated humor and inspirational content distributed across multiple platforms, with a remarkable roster of talent across syndication, book, calendar and greeting card publishing, digital consumer experiences, and entertainment licensing, including dozens of New York Times bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize-, Reuben Award- and Emmy-Award-winning creators.