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Black Ink celebrates the art of crosswords by offering a beautiful solving experience on your Mac. Download and solve right in the app, or print the puzzles with your preferred layout to solve with a pen or pencil.

You can download puzzles from a variety of sources, both free and subscription-based, right in the app. It also supports solving files in the ubiquitous “Across Lite” format which you can search for and download all over the web.

The New York Times recently caused an uproar by ending its support for Across Lite files. Not a problem for Black Ink users, since the app has adapted itself to continue downloading NYT puzzles just the same as before.

Not so confident about your solving ability? Don’t worry, Black Ink is ready to assist. If you’re stumped, just use one of its built-in features to offer hints or even to reveal a square you are really stuck on.

Rediscover your love of crossword puzzles with Black Ink. It’s free to download and all of its premium features are unlocked with a one-time payment.