About the Daily Beast Crossword Puzzle
The Daily Beast crossword is a 10x10 blocked grid that tackles recent and past pop culture. Clues also include fill-in-the-blanks and cryptics. Created and maintained by Matt Gaffney, a professional crossword creator for over two decades, The Daily Beast crossword started in 2020 and is created a week from publishing, ensuring that the clues and answers are relevant. Answers can include celebrity names, current events, and slang.
The Daily Beast crossword puzzle gets published five days a week, Monday through Thursday, then on Sunday at 4 a.m. EST.
Where to play
The Daily Beast crossword can be played on the Daily Beast website or iOS app free of charge. No subscription is required to play.
Tips to Solving the Daily Beast Crossword
If you don't keep up with current events or pop culture, the Daily Beast crossword might be challenging. Here are a few tips and tricks to use when solving the puzzle:
- Skip clues you can't solve.
- Complete the fill-in-the-blank clues first, as they are easier.
- Use the letters in your solved clues to complete the rest of the puzzle.
- Use the internet to help you solve pop culture clues.