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XWord Info API - How To

The XWord Info API displays crossword puzzle data in JSON format. With the API, developers can define JSOM format details to define a grid, number the grid, circle, add clues, reveal answers, and include notes. Some facts about XWord:
  • There are 9,601 Shortz Era crosswords from Sunday, November 21, 1993 to Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
  • Those puzzles come from 960 different constructors, and include 114,391 unique answer words.
  • XWord has an additional 16,083 older puzzles going back to Sunday, February 15, 1942.
XWord Info is a comprehensive record of NYT puzzles and a celebration of great word puzzles and the people who construct them.Take the tour at
XWord Info