Universal Crossword Answers


Explore the puzzles below and see all of their clues and answers.

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About the Universal Crossword

The Universal Crossword is the original crossword puzzle from Andrews McMeel Syndication. It features daily crosswords full of fresh clues in a 15x15 grid, with a larger 21x21 Sunday grid for more experienced and challenge-seeking word game enthusiasts.

Andrews McMeel Syndication is a content syndicate providing content for print, online, and mobile apps. They distribute daily puzzles and games seen in newspapers and media worldwide. Products include puzzles and games edited by David Steinberg and Pat Sajak, such as crosswords, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, and Jumble.

David Steinberg is the editor of the Universal Crossword. He's a puzzle enthusiast who first began publishing crosswords when he was just 14 years old. His first puzzle was featured in The New York Times, and he then went on to become a crossword editor for other publications before landing at Andrews McMeel Syndication. Steinberg has published several puzzles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Where to play

The Universal Crossword is a syndicated puzzle, so it's available to play on various websites, apps, and print media worldwide. To play the Universal Crossword direct, you can visit The Puzzle Society, a web service owned by Andrews McMeel Universal.

There's a new puzzle daily, but members can also unlock hundreds of additional levels and puzzle archives.

Tips for solving the Universal Crossword

Here are some tips to help you solve the Universal Crossword daily puzzle:

  1. Focus on fill-in-the-blank clues first because they are generally the easiest.
  2. Focus on one portion of the crossword puzzle at a time.
  3. Try to build off your current answers with letters you already know.
  4. Pay attention to the puzzle's theme, as this may give you hints to solve clues.
  5. Don't be afraid to look up an answer if you're stumped!